In traditional Chinese martial arts, there is a fist technique called “whip hand fist”. Bruce Lee called it a back punch in his Jeet Kune Do.
First, the power of the whip fist
The main points of the whip fist action are, on the basis of the fighting style, the back foot is on the ground, the waist, crotch, and shoulder seem to shake and rotate from the inside to the outside, the arm of the forehand is centered on the midline of the shoulder, the elbow is driven by the shoulder, the elbow is driven by the wrist, the wrist is driven by the wrist, and the fist is thrown out from the inside out, and the whole arm is like a whip. The punch is extremely fast and the forehand is closest to the enemy, so it is easy to hit the enemy (Figures 1-1, Figs. 1-2).
2. Battle example 1
Both sides stand in a left-hand fighting style and confront each other (Figure 2-1). Our body sinks, and we make a fake move to punch the enemy in the abdomen with a straight left fist to induce the enemy to defend (Figure 2-1). At the moment when the enemy makes a defensive move, our straight fist is immediately changed to a whip fist, thrown out from the bottom up and outward, and slams the root of the enemy’s left ear (Figures 2-3). This move is a typical finger-up and down-down style of play, which is very deceptive and has a fairly high hit rate.
3. Battle example 2
Both sides stand in a left-fighting style and confront each other; We feigned an attack on the enemy’s abdomen with a jab with our left hand to attract the enemy defense (Figure 3-1). Immediately afterwards, our left hand quickly changed to a left swing punch to hit the right side of the enemy’s head; In general, it tends to hit the enemy; Of course, the enemy also has masters who dodge our left swing punch by diving and shaking (Figure 3-2). At this point, we quickly twist to the left, quickly return to the left fighting style, move non-stop, and then throw out the left whip fist to hit the enemy’s left ear root (Figure 3-3). In this combination of punches, the average person dodged the swing fist, but it was difficult to dodge the whip fist of the third move.
4. Battle example 3
Both sides stand in a left-wing fighting style and confront each other. At this point, we can shake our forehand elbow up and down or back and forth to paralyze the enemy by constantly paying attention to our forehand. When the enemy’s attention is slightly inattentive, our side immediately throws out the whip fist and hits the enemy’s head and ear roots and other key points (Figure 4-1, Figure 4-2, Figure 4-3).
5. Battle example 4
Both sides stand in a left-wing fighting style and confront each other. At this time, we can shake our forehand elbow joint up and down or back and forth to attract the enemy’s attention (Figure 5-1). Taking advantage of the enemy’s paralysis, our left fist feigned an attack on the enemy’s chest and heart fossa to induce the enemy to defend (Figure 5-2). When the enemy makes a defensive move, our left hand immediately changes to a left whip fist and violently flicks the enemy’s left face or ear root (Figure 5-3).
6. Example 5
In a fight, our front leg attacks the enemy’s crotch (Figure 5-1). If the kick is hit, the enemy will definitely bend forward due to pain, and at this time our previous whip fist can easily hit the enemy’s head; If the enemy defends with his hands, the upper plate is empty, and the probability of our side hitting the enemy with a forehand whip fist is quite high (Figure 5-2).
7. Battle example 6
Both sides stand in a left-wing fighting style and confront each other (Figure 7-1). We feign an attack on the enemy’s abdomen with our left hand to induce the enemy’s left hand to block (Figure 7-2). We then quickly grabbed the enemy’s right wrist with our right hand and pulled it back, while our left hand struck the left side of the enemy’s head from bottom to top and from right to left (Figure 7-3).
VIII. Battle Example 7
Both sides stand in a left-hand fighting style; The enemy attacks our chest with a straight left fist; We immediately block inward with our right forearm (Figure 8-1). Immediately, he attacked the enemy’s side with his right whip fist, which should have been a hundred shots (Figure 8-2). If the enemy’s left fist hits our head in a higher position, we use our right forearm to block upwards and outward, and then quickly hit the enemy’s left rib with a right whip, also (Figure 8-3).