Chapter 6

Punching

When They Are Close Enough to Kiss—Internal Threats

Abstract

Martial arts students have to learn different techniques to protect themselves from different types of attacks. One of the most common and perhaps instinctive attacks is the punch. One black belt instructor once noted that punches were a useful attack only when your opponent was “close enough to kiss.” That is not an attractive thought, but it stresses how punches are the most useful on someone close.

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