Thursday, November 15, 2007

Palm Heel Strikes Video

I found an online video that illustrates how to execute the palm heel strike. The video isn't perfect, but it will give you an idea of the power you can generate with this blow. After watching it through once, I noticed just two matters to caution you about (I might see more if I watched it again).
  1. The woman demonstrating the strike falls into a rhythm and gives little telegraphs. Be careful not to do this, even in practice. Telegraphing lets your opponent know what's coming, and so does striking in a predictable rhythm.
  2. At the end of the video, I noticed she was hitting with the whole flat of her hand rather than just the heel of the palm. This disperses force over a broader area and is less effective. Make contact with just the heel of the palm.
Click on the link to go to my post entitled "Speed Training: Palm Heel Jab"


dlr said...

Greetings in the Name of the Lord!

I wanted to let you know that my sons and I are really being blessed by your blog. We've been looking for someone teaching from this perspective for years. Keep up the good work!

Oh, have you ever thought of a conference on these topics? I know a lot of folks that would be interested in attending.

Gravelbelly said...

Thank you for your encouraging words.

I've been reading & ruminating on these topics for years. I just hope I have enough material to hold the interest of Christian martialists for some time to come.

(Do a couple of my daughters belong to the same church as your family?)

I'm open to presenting at a conference. If you're interested in setting something up, email me: