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Why should I stand strong side forward?

Upon reading Bruce Lee's writings, it is clear that he was a big proponent of placing the strong side of our body forward.  Why is this?  One of the main reasons is because we want to put our dominant hand and dominant leg closer to our opponent.  There are a few reasons for this.
 
The first one, an arguably most important, is interception.  The closer my strong hand is to my opponent, the quicker it will be able to reach its target.  If my opponent is lunging at me, then my strong hand and strong leg being closer to him will allow my strike to land as early as possible.   Effectively stopping the oncoming attack.
 
The second reason.  If I put my strong side forward it means my weak side is back.  By putting my weak side back it gains all the power from the torquing motion of my hips effectively making my weak side more powerful.
 
 

What is Basic Front Hand Education?

When reading Bruce Lee's notes it is clear that he was a firm believer in placing the strong side forward.  90% of our striking should be done with our strong hand and our strong leg.  The reasons are two fold.  First, because our...

Blocking, Evasion, Interception

When studying Jeet Kune Do, Defense is categorized as Blocking, Evasion and interception.   Blocking is just as the word implies, stopping and opponents strike with a body part that was not the opponents intended target.  Blocking is the...

Art, Science and Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Here at New York Martial Arts Academy we have always believed in teaching the Art, Science, and Philosophy of Bruce Lee.   The Art is what we do.  The Kicking, punching, trapping, grappling and understanding of the weapon in long, medium...

Women's Self Defense

In discussing martial arts programs tailored or directed towards women different names are generally used.  The most common one is cardio kickboxing.  Programs of this nature are offered at almost every gym.  What these classes...

Our New Blog

Welcome to NY Martial Arts Academy's new blog. Be sure to stay tuned for more postings!  
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