Punching with something in your hands

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  1. shincheckin Black Belt

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    So I'm sure everyone is aware of punching with a lighter or roll of dimes in your hand or what not. So, let's remove the dimes, or anything heavy as obviously the weight is going to help.

    So does anyone know or have any experience with this? In regards to holding something like a lighter or what not in your hand?
     
  2. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    I personally like to have the ability to open my hands or grab if needed, unless it’s just one sucker punch and run. But no I’ve never hit anyone/thing with a lighter in my hands. I would think it would work as expected just like the bar in gloves or hand wraps. Definitely feels more solid imo
     
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    keep in mind the bigger is the object, the harder is connect knuckle-first, as your fingers stick out more
     
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    I don't think it would make much of a difference. If you can throw a decent punch then your punch is going to be effective whether you have a lighter in your hand or not. If you can't throw a good punch then a lighter isn't going to help.
     
  5. Dexter Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Don't know from where that bullshit rumour comes, but holding light object in your fist doesn't add anything to the power of your punch.
     
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    Brass knuckles work fine

    Also @Bacco wtf are you doing in stand up section lol
     
  7. shincheckin Black Belt

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    Haha obviously, but not the direction I want the thread to go. Before we know it randoms will be in here talking nonsense
     
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  8. shincheckin Black Belt

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    Good point.
     
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    Was in the general forums page to jump Berry to WR seen this title wich reminded me funny story so sneaked in, but yeah no times to check stand up too (+ don't train anymore either), dropped the heavies too :D
     
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    Yeah same

    I come here when its boring in berry or wr

    99 percent of my posts here have no content at all lol
     
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    Our sherdog career
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    Its the idea of your hand being heavier how with more weight behind it. Popular one that gets brought up is roll of coins, flashlight, or a small stick. The whole TMA community built a fad around it (kubotan)

    By this logic people who hold their wife's head by hair and smash opponents with said upgraded melee weapon with it will have more punching power
     
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  13. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    I didn’t know it was supposed to be about power. I just know if I don’t have the bar or wraps it feels shittier and my hands definitely feel worse off. Nothing to grab when punching
     
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  14. shincheckin Black Belt

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    The kubotan. Basically a stick lol.
     
  15. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    An expensive stick ranging from $20-70 + shipping
     
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  16. StopDucking Ronda Rousey hater

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    Yeah, my hands definitely feel "empty" and brittle if I don't have anything to grab on. The human hand was designed/evolved to grab things with, no to punch with.
     
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    I thought they theory was less movement in your hand bones, so less chance of breaking something?

    I can't really answer from any experience. I'll go home with a roll of 20cent pieces and punch my housemate to see if it has a difference.
     
  18. AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    Okay, so I don't have anything constructive to add, but every time I come onto sherdog I misread these thread as 'punching something WITH your hands'

    And I'm like 'well... yeah?'
     
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  19. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    This
    It's why we masturbate by grab and stroke, and not punching our peens
     
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  20. Dexter Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Dick punching masturbation could be a new know-how, bruh. You could teach ppl, do seminars, master-classes, etc. Not worse than Systema or WC training...
     
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