The dream of every fighter is to just singularly throw one punch/ kick and knockout
his opponent. Although a very few minority can barely generate such devastating power, you don’t want to depend on that.
A one punch strike is almost a fairy tale, here are few reasons:
- Power is barely generated coming straight up
- The Opponent can see that first strike
- A one punch can be escaped and countered viciously
- Generating such power requires a huge amount of energy if depleted leaves you defenseless
The opposite’s solution:
The opposite art solves this problem, this will require a shift in your thinking about your fighting approach.
Instead of just thinking of that first punch, think of that second punch. So let me explain a bit further.
The Jab Cross Example
The jab cross is quite a simple demonstration of this opposite power, if you have learned or even just started learning fighting you should have been taught the foundation.
The Jab is the leading hand in front, the cross the dominant hand in the back. Now of course they will tell you it travels more so it has more power and that may hold some truth to it, but that’s not the main reason why it would generate any good power.
If you try the cross you will find it okay it has a bit more power but the reason we put it in the back is because it’s more accurate and controlled and not because it has more power.
The reason why that cross generates more power is actually dependent on the jab, the cross on its own is weak but throw jab and follow it with a cross and now you have 3 times more power to cause a damage.
The law of opposites is what really created that power, the jab weight is often balanced with the cross therefore carrying that cross and taking its power from it.
This doesn’t only apply to a one two (jab – cross) but to any form of opposites – lead with one follow up with the other. The Combination leading can go up to 4 or 5 depending on the fighter’s mastery.
You can see a simple demonstration of where a combination of a set of opposites are capable of generating a devastating power. each opposite set to generate power for the following one.
You don’t need to be mike Tyson to generate enough knockout, you just need to use the right and proper approaches to achieve that power.
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