Heart punching?

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  1. eternaldarkness

    eternaldarkness Brown Belt

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    what are your thoughts on it? i had a trainer when i was a kid who was a southpaw and a big advocate of heart punches. i'm orthodox so i'm more into the left hook to the liver, but southpaws are lined up for the heart punch all day. just wondering if anybody uses it or has ever been taught the heart punch?
     
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    Dont forget to target the back of the head too.
     
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  3. ocean size

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    What is the purpose of the heart punch?
     
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    eternaldarkness Brown Belt

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    meant to wear you out like any body shot. supposedly more painful than some other areas. i have also heard of fighters deliberately targeting just below the armpit.
     
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    eternaldarkness Brown Belt

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    it's a legit target. is it worth throwing compared to the liver or solar plexus shot is more the question?
     
  7. ocean size

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    I don't see why it would be more painful than the opposite side of the fairly well protected upper ribcage
     
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    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

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    Chest cavity does a pretty well job at protecting this. The stomach is just softer.

    Getting kneed in the chest is super painful though
     
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    Floating ribs.......... I'm feeling hungry, so I just had to mention ribs........

    I don't like liver.....
     
  11. Pope Leo VII

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    lmao this is immediately what I thought of when reading the title!
     
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  12. MB5161

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    punch a hole in his fucking chest
     
  13. Odysseus

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    Cock punches are even better.
     
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    Silver tongue samurai Ronin

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    could it be a SP tactic to turn the opponent for the cross. Iv heard of punching the shoulder for this reason
     
  15. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    Southpaw are not lined for the heart as the heart is in the centre of the body not the left side contrarily to popular belief.
     
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    Irresponsible Dad Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Is the heart punch as lethal as the 12 to 6 elbow of death?
     
  17. TheBystander5

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    For damage? I don't think so. The sternum can be quite strong if i might add.
     
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    being southpaw vs orthodox lines up all manner of straight punches to the body that are unavailable orthodox vs orthodox.
     
  19. shincheckin

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    this heart punch sounds like bs Indiana Jones stuff.
     
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    kinda what i was thinking. but the guy could really fight, so i though i would ask around and see if anybody had heard of it.
     

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