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Page Revision Date - 23 Jun 2016 11:51
This page provides details for the vertical punch (or vertical fist punch). This is where the fist is positioned vertically for a punch versus the horizontal fist placement see in most traditional punches. While this punching technique is less commonly used than horizontal punches, vertical punches are practiced by many martial arts. Nevertheless, the vertical punch is used more frequently in styles such as Isshin-Ryu Karate, Wing Chun, etc.
Proponents of vertical punches (versus horizontal punches) believe the following about vertical punches:
1. They are faster because vertical punches lack the corkscrew motion of horizontal punches.
Vertical Punches versus Horizontal Punches
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