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BRUCE LEE'S 1 AND 3-INCH PUNCH

BRUCE LEE'S 1 AND 3-INCH PUNCH

The one inch punch is a technique which Bruce Lee made famous by an astounding Kung-Fu demonstration at an Ed Parker International Karate Tournament in 1964. This technique was one of many that shocked those that attended. The punch looked amazing, for a small 120lb. man was knocking back 190lb. black belts six feet with almost no movement. The punch itself takes practice and focus as many chi based movements do. Here are some tips to get you started..
--"Sifu" Bevan Bell

The one inch punch is a little more difficult than the *three inch punch because you have less room to generate the power that the punch is known for.

  1. Stand with your hands hanging loosely by your sides in your basic 1-inch punch ready stance.
  2. Keep your elbows by your side and raise your forearm and hand until they are straight out.
  3. Place a loose and relaxed fist on the target, (your palm facing inward) letting your upper knuckles touch the target and your lower knuckles slightly behind.
  4. The Strike begins with a very slight forward motion of the upper knuckles.
  5. Without waiting for the upper knuckles to strike firmly, the lower knuckles should spring forward (keeping in mind that your true target should be about 1 and 1/2 inches behind the point in which your hand first touched).
  6. At the same time that you thrust your fist forward you should twist your hip and shoulder inwards to get the added power and reach your true target. (this creates the internal shock effect)
  7. Remember: Practice Makes Perfect