Never a straight arm…

Empty Stance - Front

One basic martial principle is to never fully extend your arm.  It follows that you never let an opponent straighten your arm.  An incredibly strong arm – once straightened – becomes as weak as a twig to someone who knows how to break or lock it in such a way that you become helpless.  In class, be sure to always keep a bend in the elbow when punching… punch with power, but only extend around 90% of the way.

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