1. So the guy should spend MONTHS (Half a year? a whole year?) striking air instead of just protecting himself with gloves?? You will improve a lot faster if you actualy train for real instead of passing a year striking air... 2. I tryed to find what did you mean by ''karate fist'' and I didnt find anything... but if you think karateka knows how to punch better than boxers, you are just even dumber than I thought. 3. As someone stated before, its not because something has been used for hundreds of years that it means it is good. Conservatism is usually a very bad thing.