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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Hitting A Target Effectively Theory Reply with quote

The simple rule is to hitting the target square on, yet to hit a person this way that has a big belly for instance doesn't work.

The reason for this is due to hitting a big belly straight on, firstly it is the most protective area of the person.

If however the punch comes downward at a 45% angle then you will hitting at the most effective and vulnerable angle possible, as the belly is sagging downwards, which is the part that is most weakest.

The party trick where people crush beer cans on different areas of their head or other parts is simple due to crushing with two firm surfaces, if not the crush will simply slip or slide off.

The way to test which angle is best when striking an opponent is practiced using a beer can or a plastic soft drink bottle, while placing the base of the container at different places on your compliant partner.

While testing this out, you should start to developed a sense of purpose for understanding areas where your container lays flat against your partner.

An easy location is the side of the head but don't be fooled by assuming this to be true over other parts of the body, as first mentioned about the belly, as creases are a very important factor for understanding how this concept works.

I hope you test this out for yourself, as by knowing the difference with practice, you will have a better chance of delivering very effective blows as they will be hitting with a greater understanding than your opponents.

The bonus point is that you can with practice, position yourself towards not letting your opponent hit you square on while you can.

Hope you give this idea a try and let's see how you get on with it working for you, any questions?
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hitting a target effectively does take practice of course but proper training and care first.

As explained, hitting the targets at optimal impact, this is to assume that you yourself are hitting with the best way possible, (without causing damage to oneself in the process) perhaps a little refresher is worth a moment or two towards the complete concept of when two objects collide, as it is usually the most powerful of the two that prevails.

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