For children who defend themselves at school, palm strokes are also perceived as less violent and attract less negative attention from the authorities. I`ve seen refs warning fighters against open handshakes on the face because it`s much easier to get someone`s attention. Most people in the world have not received any formal self-defense training, and yet they (men) instinctively know that they have to clench their fists and beat their opponent with them, while women tend to use open handshakes. Palm Strikes also has other charms. If you need to maintain a push or push at the end of the strike, which is often necessary in grapple situations, the palmshake is the tool for the job. The classic example of this is bursting, where the open hand after the palm stroke allows you to press and control more the orientation of your head. Going back to the Israel Riot Police`s advice: “We use open hand techniques to control people, and we use fists to hurt people,” I learned a fantastic technique to knock out an uncooperative person with an open hand, but it`s for very specific situations and for another time. Headbutts were once legal in older organizations, but in almost all MMA organizations, headbutts are now illegal. Probably the most common illegal movement seen in the octagon is when a fighter grabs the fence or puts their hand on the cage. Kicks, knees, trampling and any type of punch were legal for an opponent`s head on the ground.

This means that positions like urban sprawl, north-south, and lateral control were much more dangerous in Pride than in the UFC. Let`s take a look at 10 of the most illegal movements or strikes in the UFC today. Well, if a woman instinctively applies an open handshake, why should I start her workout by going against her human instinct and teaching her to hit? If a man hits the target with his fists, why should I start it with open hand techniques? It is better to go with nature than against it. Don`t get me wrong. Men should learn open handshakes, and women should learn to strike so that they have both methods in their “arsenal.” However, when I was teaching at the Israel Police Operational Fitness Academy in Havatselet Hasharon, Israel, I liked what one of my students, a riot police instructor, told me, “We use open-handed techniques to control people, and we use fists to hurt people.” Why do we almost never see open shots in the UFC? I think they could be very useful to stall or on the field. In the clinch, they could be used in the same way as elbows, and although they could be weaker, they could allow the fighter to maintain more control over the opponent. On the ground, a fighter in a low position could completely find himself and throw palm blows to the temple instead of throwing those short, clumsy punches after breaking the posture of the upper fighter and handcuffing him. Plus, it could allow the fighter to switch from hitting to grappling a little faster, although I doubt the difference is significant. When it comes to clapping my hands, I start my students with a “slap in the face” because, as I said, that`s what they “wired”; most of them in any case. Although a slap in the face can sting and leave a beautiful red spot and maybe even give a man a bloody nose, a woman who slaps a brutal criminal in the face will not do any real harm, and the sting will only upset him. Therefore, I take what most women already do instinctively, and then teach them how to turn that slap in the face into an effective self-defense tool by creating more impact force. The trick is to teach a woman to hit with the palm of her hand instead of her fingers.

In addition, instead of slapping the cheek, he must penetrate the target: temple, nose, ears or jaw. In other words, don`t just beat your skin, but the idea is to “go through the head” from side to side. This is penetration. To generate maximum power, it must also rotate the whole body to perform the shot, thus taking advantage of the energy of the torque. But on the other hand, it may be that even that doesn`t work against a brutal criminal. Against an intrusive date or a friend who doesn`t understand the word “no,” perhaps, but not against someone who uses violence as a tool to enforce their will all the time. For this type of attacker, you need to go to my goal and read self-defense tips, which are only aimed at the 5% of you who are willing to listen – women. Eye gouging or eye poking is another illegal step in the whole of MMA.

This seems to be the main reason. With the way the gloves are made and the wrist curls up and the tape under the gloves, it is very difficult to bend the wrist far enough back to get a clean shot. Thus, palm strokes on the face tend to put the fingers in the eyes. When Bas used them, there was no wrist wrapping. Let me ask you, would you rather I hit you with my palm or beat you? Many serious self-defense teachers teach palm strokes rather than punches. The question is why. The reality is that there are pros and cons to both techniques, and you need to see what works for you. Wait! Some of you may think.

You can also break your fingers by hitting someone in the face with a closed fist. That`s why open handshakes are better. That`s what my teacher taught me. I also teach men the same open handshake – to drive the palm of your hand across the finish line with torque. Against a focus glove or punching bag, this is not a problem, but do it against a training device that has the same consistency as a real human head, and it hurts the hand. In fact, I even notice that when men try a second time, they tend to hit more easily. However, when I say to men, “Now start hitting,” I can only tell the difference through the sound of impacts. Hitting with your fists is more effective and has more power. What falls faster and hits the ground harder? A plywood panel or a cannonball? I remember Royce using them all the time to get a job in the guard. While it doesn`t knock anyone out, it`s extremely annoying to have endless open blows on the side of your head and ear.

A slight change in position to avoid this, and the next thing you know you`re typing. I think this is often forgotten these days in the world of heavy fists, blows and blows. You won`t end up in a leading role by wearing someone down with little impact on the ground. Photo B: If you hit with the ankles of the ring finger and little finger, you can see in the X-ray that the largest bones in your hand are not aligned properly (they are diagonal), and so you end up breaking the smaller bones in your hand or wrist. However, open handshakes have even less support and structure than closed punches. It`s legal in WWE and it was legal in Pride as you can see in the video, but it`s not legal in the UFC. So, if you are accurate and have conditioned your hands by hitting “stuff”, hitting is a good option. If you`re a beginner and don`t trust the accuracy of your shots and haven`t hardened your hands, palm strokes are probably a better option. This Dutch woman in my “Women`s Survival Course” is attacked by a man (my assistant instructor), and she was simply told, “Get out of this situation” to see what she would do. As you can see, she decided to do an open handshake. After this photo was taken, I taught him how to improve and use violence correctly. If you hit someone with an open hand technique, what is the striking surface? This is the edge of the palm or knife of the hand, both of which are soft tissues.

So an open handshake is a soft tissue against the bone. Even if you give the opponent a palm blow to the face, the proverbial “send his nose to the brain”, your hand is almost at a 90-degree angle to the wrist, and if this soft tissue does not land perfectly against the intended target, then the bones of the hand risk hyperextension backwards and therefore injury. Do a “karate chop”, with the cutting edge of the knife from your hand to the bridge of your opponent`s nose, and if you easily miss the target, you risk breaking your little finger. An accidentally “karate chop” on someone`s forehead won`t work, but an accident on someone`s forehead can ring their bell. Your ankles are harder than your palms. Your ankles have a much smaller surface than your palms and therefore the blows will hurt more and can penetrate the guards much more easily. A punch also gives you 1-2 inches more in range. It may not seem like much, but so often in combat, an inch is the difference between being skewed and being stunned, or being knocked out to be knocked out.

Overall, I have the feeling that open punches such as palm strokes could significantly increase the number of angles and make the fighter more versatile.