Boxing Forums


.



User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41

Thread: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    11,428
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1862
    Cool Clicks

    Default Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    He simply pushes some one standing completely off balance. It doesn't require much force, just the amount generated from placing your hand on some one and twisting you're shoulder.

    In my boxing gym my coach will get lads to step in teh directions he says until he tells them to stop, no one is aloud to move they're feet and he'll take a look at you're stance and push you if you're off balance.... Obviously they don't fall down because they're in some form of stance but it makes them stumble (usually back into stance as they over compensate trying to not fall over)

    Because you know the chair is there when Bruce lee does it you're not as worried about falling so sub consiuosly you make less of an effort to stand up.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/23745/bruce_lee_training/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    0
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    Never knew dat.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    0
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    the inch punch is a demo of short range power
    you are correct about the chair
    the one done in that demo is a push one but it can also be done as a strike
    check this video out
    http://www.brucelee.nd.e-wro.pl/bruc...0kune%20do.mpg
    he would not have been able to break the wood if it was a push!!!

    Anyway I doubt Bruce would have used the one inch punch as an actual fighting technique.

    The idea is that you strike using the same mechanics as the inch punch demo.One of the ideas behind it is the use of the falling step to get bodyweight into the strike.He got the idea from Jack Dempsey!!


    Its also used in latosa escrima (philipino weapons fighting) where you need to  generate short power with a weapon .

    some video clips of Bruce Lee
    http://www.brucelee.nd.e-wro.pl/bruc...i%20wywiad.mpg
    http://www.brucelee.nd.e-wro.pl/bruc...0szybkosci.wmv

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,495
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2482
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    ??Whats all that about Please explain
    Pain lasts a only a minute, but the memory will last forever....

    boxingbournemouth - Cornelius Carrs private boxing tuition and personal fitness training

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    0
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    this should give u an idea of the falling step
    taken from another forum

    "The concept behind the falling step is this, think of stepping on a set of scales and jumping up and down on them, you'll notice that you're weight reading rises from say, 11 stone to 16 stone. In essence in that moment that you land on the scales, you transform into a heavyweight for a split second. And so the theory is that you punch with the force of an extra few stone.

    To practice just imagine that when stepping forward when you punch(stepping into your punches is something you should always try and do with every punch) you are stepping and falling down a step.

    Dempsey said that every straight punch shopuld be performed with a falling step"

    its explained in Dempsey's book-its actually a very rare book and sells for at least £100

    but some chapters are on this website

    http://www.lousy.org/budo/local/dempsey/dempsey.html

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    11,428
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1862
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    I've been taught to step into shots. Can really generate some power in my right hand when I step in off the left

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,495
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2482
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    Im in Total disagreement with you on this. What you discribe is a push all the power goes through the feet not the fist. Its the same as POSE running,to generate power to the feet not the fist,Allthe power is going down the front leg, chin past knee off balance, cant generate power.
    Pain lasts a only a minute, but the memory will last forever....

    boxingbournemouth - Cornelius Carrs private boxing tuition and personal fitness training

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    11,428
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1862
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    should of been clearer. you don't throw the punch whilst you're foot is stepping, you take a small step forwards instance and throw a split second after your front foot has touched the floor. Probably not explaining it right but it works

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,495
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2482
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    Im not replying to you Adam its the other fella
    Pain lasts a only a minute, but the memory will last forever....

    boxingbournemouth - Cornelius Carrs private boxing tuition and personal fitness training

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    11,428
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1862
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    6,454
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1403
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    Bruce Lee was still a badass, though.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    0
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    ahhhh, you guys are just sore as bruce lee came up trumps over ali in your imaginary bout wet dream


  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    48
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    0
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    also Bruce didnt just step with his punch he also made sure that the strike lands just before or at the same time as the foot hits the ground.In that way all the bodyweight would go into the opponent."Hand before foot" is also used by fencers to closese non-telegraphically.


    this was taken from a froum post by one of Bruce lee students

    "Anyway, here is the little trick that Bruce liked to show off using the falling step. By now, I'm sure everyone on this board has seen this, but there are details that might be interesting.


    Stand about four or 5 feet away from your training partner.
    Stand on left leg with right foot hooked behind the knee.
    Extend right arm straight out and aimed at partner's chest, fingers pointed upward, wrist locked.
    Weld downs the right shoulder.
    Now Fall forward until your right foot must step out to prevent you from falling flat on your face, letting your hand strike your partner’s chest.
    Note: Here are the tricks. . Arm must be held rigidly straight, allow no bend, so there is no punching motion (this is just exercise on principle). The right foot hitting the ground must be at the exact same instant the right hand hitting your partner's chest. Most important, the right knee MUST NOT BEND EVEN A LITTLE or the impact with the opponent's chest will be partially absorbed. If done correctly, your partner will be knocked to the moon. Advise, using a telephone directory or something for padding, and be extra careful not to damage the heart. The effect is deep penetrating and might cause electrical disruptions in the heart (V-tack), especially if used at high altitude. In other words, never do this around the ski lodge."

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    11,428
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1862
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    ANother thing I've noticed, with the chair there, you don't have enough room to move your foot back far enough to brace yourself.

    My brother was at a marshal arts expo and volunteered to do it. much to the instructred embarasment he stood in his boxing stance... didn't go far :P

    The trainer explained it was because of stance and everything afterwards.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    9,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1194
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's one inch punch is a party trick, its not even a punch

    Hmm thinking about how he does it...you are right. When you stand with both feet next to each other you are easy to push over.
    Hidden Content

    Please see above for my opinion

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  





Boxing | Boxing Photos | Boxing News | Boxing Videos | Boxing Forum | Boxing Books | Boxing Posters | Learn to Box | Advanced Fighting Methods | Boxing Rankings | Boxing Schedule | Auctions | Fun and Games | Boxing Equipment

Copyright © 2000 - 2020 Saddo Boxing - Boxing