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Protecting Your Hands and Your Opponents Eyes

April 3, 2009

I have seen martial artists of all skill levels fighting with their hands open. It’s a serious and dangerous mistake that often has severe consequences.

There two risks of injury while fighting like this:

  • Broken Fingers: Your fingers are very vulnerable to being broken by kicks. Kicks carry a lot of power and even the weakest kicks carry enough power to damage your fingers.
  • Eye Gouging/Blinding: It only takes a little power and a split second to damage the eyes. Most hand techniques that you use in sparring carry more then enough power to blind someone.

Keep your hands closed during sparring and avoid a tragic accident.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2009 1:14 am

    My hands have eyes?

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