Combat Training: Increasing the power in your punch

Bench pressDo you know where real punching power is generated and released? It is in the final inch or two of motion. Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee was known for demonstrating this fact with his famous ‘one inch punch’. Lee would position his fist just one inch in front of the abdomen of a subject and without moving his hand backward whatsoever would unleash a punch that would lift the subject off his feet and launch him into a waiting chair several feet behind him.

Many boxing and martial arts techniques involve intercepting or redirecting an opponent’s punch or kick before it reaches full extension. These techniques are only possible because of the reduced power contained in a punch or kick before it reaches full extension.

In this free download, available to registered members of PP Online, we show you how to increase the power in your punch.

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