How to Punch Harder: Bare Knuckles vs Gloves
How do you punch harder with bare knuckles. We discuss the idea of the short distance power, how it is generated, and why this differs from wearing boxing gloves. Basically, how to punch hard in Wing Chun with and without boxing gloves.
We discuss how to punch hard by generating power using momentum. This works really well when wearing boxing gloves, but not so well if you try to punch hard at close range with Wing Chun contraction power.
Generally, most martial arts and boxing styles use momentum to deliver powerful punches when wearing gloves. However, Wing Chun is a martial art that requires the ability to grab and seize the attacker. So using boxing gloves makes it very difficult to apply the full range of Wing Chun techniques available. It also makes it difficult to punch harder. We address 4 common questions about Wing Chun.
Question #1: CAN YOU USE SHORT DISTANCE POWER WITH BOXING GLOVES?
Answer: The quick answer is no for the reasons that we explain in our video. This therefore has an effect on the way in which Wing Chun practitioners throw their punches at a boxing range. Here we discuss the famous Wing Chun technique known as the one inch punch.
Question #2: HOW WOULD YOU BOX OR GENERATE POWER AT LONG RANGE?
Answer: Wing Chun practitioners like any other martial art or boxing style will generate power by using momentum to throw their fist from a long distance. It is difficult to use a one inch punch or short distance power with boxing gloves.
Question #3: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE IN MID RANGE?
Answer: Simply combining the contraction and momentum techniques is the best approach and most effective method over this distance. Our video discusses how to combine the two Wing Chun techniques to proper effect.
Question #4: YOU SHOULD PUT GLOVES ON TO SEE IF WING CHUN WORKS.
Answer: This is a common question. Most people criticise the value of Wing Chun training without understanding the processes behind the drills. Granted these drills can often be convoluted but they do have martial art value that can be effective for self defence.
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