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Why not just punch him in the face?

Why not just punch him in the face?
You may feel like punching him will solve the problem, but it could end up killing you.   In our self defense systems, we avoid punching for two reasons. One reason is that it is really easy to break your hand by punching someone.   It is pretty common for boxers to break their hands, even when they are wearing gloves and have been trained to punch properly.  You are likely to hurt your hand or wrist if you punch someone without any hand protection.   Most people focus on training to punch the head, especially the face.  The problem is the human skull is really hard.  While punching a softer part of the body may be ok, the head is problematic.  If you break your hand, you may not be able to strike again, control your attacker, hold a weapon or pull a trig...
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Fighter Workouts

Fighter Workouts
We have just started posting a Fighter Workout for each week for all of our martial arts and self defense students a.k.a "Fighters".  What is It? This is just a 5-8 minute workout consisting of mostly body weight and cardio exercises that you can do at the school a little before or after class.  This is for those of you who do not follow another fitness program and want to get a little exercise that will support your ability to apply your self defense skills.  Though some of these workouts will be similar to CrossFit workouts, there is no need to keep time and very little equipment involved.  Exercises We will stick mostly to basic calisthenics like squats, pushups, situps, and running, etc., but we will also incorporate striking and other exercises that relate more to ...
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