If you want to be good at Martial Arts like Kenpo or Uechi ryu or jujitsu or whatever, you have to learn how to punch harder and faster. That is the not to be denied fact of the matter. And, truth once more, not too many people out there really understand how to punch.
Check out this video, then I’ll give you the actual facts on how to punch harder and faster.
The simple proof behind what I just said is that if you watch a strikeforce match, or an MMA competition, you will often see several statistics. These statistics show how many strikes the fighters threw during the fight, and what percentage of the strikes connected. These statistics usually aren’t too impressive.
Tommy Bigslob throws 243 punches, and 17% connect. That means better than four out of five strikes were wasted. Wasted energy, puts him out of position and opens him for a counter…these are not good statistics.
And, to make the situation even worse, the 40 or so punches that did hit his opponent did not result in a knock out. Look, I’m not expecting a home run with every fist thrown. But I am expecting that if a guy hits his opponent forty times…there should be a few knock outs resulting.
If you really want to knock a guy out there are several items that you should understand. Mind you, what I am about to tell you here is just the icing on the cake, there is a lot more to a martial arts strike. But this should start your mind working.
First, put your entire body into your arm. Your arm might weigh in at 20 pounds, and your body might weigh in at 200. So putting your entire body into your fist missile is crucial if you want to make the connection for the big knock down.
Second, stay aware. I now this sounds silly, but the fact of the matter is that people tend to get dull after taking forty fists to the cranium. If you can remain aware of what is going on, then you stand a better chance of avoiding strikes, and putting together a real fist bomb of your own.
Third, scientifically examine what a punch is. Scientifically understand how your body functions, and what you have to do to make it move in the most efficient manner possible. Education, you see, that’s what the deciding factor is going to be if you want to learn how to punch harder, and if you really want to be good at Kyokushinkai or wing chun or Hapkido or whatever art you happen to love.
I’ve penned a comprehensive book on striking. It offers a variety of scientific drills. It is offered at Monster Martial Arts, and it is your best chance if you really want to Learn How to Punch.