“I know categorically that punching is the range to be at…most situations start from about 18 inches away…punching range is where it’s at…if you take my advice, you’ll spend the majority of your time training in punching range…you might not agree with that if you’re watching match fight stuff, like the UFC…grapplers are the most dangerous people on the planet, but that is match fighting…street fighting is different from that because the majority of street fights are three second affairs…you’ve got to learn to develop awesome power from close in…by using your body weight. Close range punching is where it’s at.”
Geoff Thompson, Real Punching: Advanced Punching Techniques [DVD]
A very clear discussion of the basic punch.
Thanks to Kabuki Fox Kung Fu and Sifu Enzo (a student of WSL and David Peterson).
“I read one time that males in our society tend to fight for dominance, and females tend to fight for survival. This generally seems to be the case when I observe fights. My theory is that men follow a loose set of rules when fighting in these “dominance fights” and seem to avoid certain tactics. Women do not.”