Protecting Your Hands and Your Opponents Eyes
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.