Hi all- as a self defence instructor and doorman-I live in the realm of big right hooks (not my own-if I can help it- I hasten to add). I see that it is the weapon of choice of both the trained and the untrained when they are worked up and emotional, and apparently many monkeys and children will fight this way too.
So why is it that the straight punch has such pride of place in traditional Karate (which I also train, teach and love). Yes I know its effective-and I'm sold on the step through if need be- but I'm also sold on the power of my big right hook. So why is there not more hook punch training in Karate? Why are n't they there in the Katas (save for the Tekki/ Naihanchi katas perhaps...)?
Can I also please give my Facebook page a plug- Real Life Protection- posting video clips, ideas, dates and venues.. I live in remote County Kerry so it'd be good to expand the circle of interest-keep the thing alive.