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It's in the Palm of your Hand

Posted by Kurt R Howland on August 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM

The Palm Strike



This should really be called the heel strike because you hit with the heel of the hand not the palm.  The palm strike is very forceful and devastating if used correctly.  It should be used when possible instead of a fist.


Using a closed fist in a street fight or combat situation is one sure way to end up with your hand in a cast.  This injury is called a boxers fracture because most boxers get them sooner or later.  The fracture is generally at the pinky and ring finger bones of the hand.


Remember the "Real World" is not like the movies, skulls are hard and kunckles are fragile.  Use your fists only when you know you are going to hit soft tissue.


Kurt out

Categories: Self Defense

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