I would love to know why doe we practice "Karate Punching" when we go into Kumite (especially when practicing Knock Down Karate and K-1 etc) do we not punch like this. I find it a waste of time learning to "punch" like this then when you have to punch you all instinctively punch like a Boxer"
I can only see lack of protection for the Head, punching like this
What are your opinions. Which do you teach/practice and why?