davidlurie (davidlurie) wrote in martial_art,
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Front punch striking surface

After a punching drill without hand protection I noticed I lost the first layer of skin from my second knuckle, indicating (at least to my untrained eyes) that I was favoring that knuckle on impact. I asked my instructor about the "correct" striking surface for a front punch and he said that I should impact the first two knuckles equally. However, Lawrence Kane writes, "connect with only your first two knuckles (80 percent impact on the first knuckle)," in Fighter's Fact Book 2.

So which is it, favor the first knuckle or strike with both equally? Or is this a philosophical difference or difference of strategy?
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