Wednesday, September 5, 2007

1 Inch Break-Full Twist Punch

*Warning*These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk. These techniques shown here are not intended for the beginner. The board being used is a black re-breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. The board's color indicates belt level. If you have not been trained in breaking I do not recommend you try these breaks without the personal supervision of a qualified Martial Arts instructor. Beginners should use either re-breakable boards recommended for their belt level or board sizes recommended by their instructors. Breaking can lead to injury when techniques are performed improperly. Consideration and care should also be taken in the hardening of the
hands to help prevent injury. It is not necessary that you attend a martial arts school where these techniques shown here are being taught but that you receive the basic training needed to prevent injury to yourselves.
Rikd performs one inch break of re breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. Performed with a full twist punch (90 degrees counter clockwise from vertical position at start). In this example the arm is extended, however this is not necessary to perform the strike. This strike or break is performed with the lead hand or the one you would jab at an opponent with. The strike begins with the M.A. (Martial Artist) in a fighting stance with the knees slightly bent. The hips snap inward and the weight is placed
on the ball of the front foot. When the hips, torso, shoulder, elbow, and wrist are in line with the fist (at this point the fist has rotated 90 degrees) the torso is then snapped forward and down slightly with all momentum, and power projected behind the fist which is snapped downward through the target (here the fist is snapped like a whip at the end of the motion and is then at 135 degrees). The feet can also be used to add power to the strike as the weight is shifted forward and down on the front foot with the back foot pushing forward raised slightly onto the ball of the foot.