Saturday, 3 May 2014
The downward hammer strike is a great effective strike suitable for everyone and it takes very little training and not much in upkeep to be very effective. Remember, we are striking with the soft fleshy part of the hand. Make sure it’s a big overhand motion as this will shrink under stress. It’s a large bludgeoning motion and is great for knocking hands or arms out the way to open up access to the head. People like it as they can deliver a lot of power with it and it can build confidence quickly. Imagine someone grabs you - why bother with a wrist release when you can hammer down on their arm if the situation requires this level of force? At the end of the day nobody should touch you, but you must be mindful of the force ladder.