The Fist: Where do you place your thumb?

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by g-bells, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    There are as many different ways as there are people, so where do you place yours?
  2. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    in my boxing glove :p
  3. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    up my a... sorry:
    layed over the first 2 fingers.
  4. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    you too asshats :p but i did walk into that one :D
  5. Cuchulain4

    Cuchulain4 Valued Member

    Many differant ways?

    I can think of two. The right way and the wrong way. :p

    Knight Errant already said the right way. :)
  6. pauli

    pauli mr guillotine


    (well, two or three fingers.)
  7. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    Yeh i just place it under and across my first 2 fingers. ;)
  8. 19thlohan

    19thlohan Beast and the Broadsword

    Well being a kung fu guy I place my thumb in a few different positions depending on what type of fist I make. Mostly though it sits underneath the hand across the first 2 fingers.

    This question reminds me of a kid I went to highschool with though. He used to grab his thumb with his curled up fingers. I could never understand how he fought like that with out breaking his thumb but he did. He won nearly every fight I ever saw him in and never hurt himself doing it. :confused:
  9. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    anybody use this application or hear of it?

    placing the thumb in the crevice of the 2nd knuckle on the index finger
  10. Bigshot

    Bigshot And im all outta gum!

    Cant see the point, its more advatageous to hold your them in the correct way (the way knight_errant stated ) That way is the ONLY way in my book.

  11. Mano Mano

    Mano Mano Dirty Boxer

  12. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    note: i use the right way to, but why do some do it other ways?
  13. Squerlli

    Squerlli Banned Banned

    I use the squirell claw, when you put the pinky, middle, and index finger out, keep the ring finger in, and point the thumb upwards. It's very effective when I spar with women though, don't know why.
  14. jonwade

    jonwade Valued Member

    "placing the thumb in the crevice of the 2nd knuckle on the index finger"

    if holding a "phoenix eye fist" then you could place your thumb there for added support, but probably not good practice, as there is more chance of the index finger collapsing down, and losing poser on impact.
  15. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    Yep! It's the way I do it for a regular fist.
  16. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Firmly planted in the other persons face ? :D But yeah being a kung fu gal we have different striking fist type things.
  17. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    Ouch! ;)
  18. Banditshaw

    Banditshaw El Bandido

    Thumb goes.....

    over the first two fingers of a tight fist.

    But I also like to use the phoenix eye fist a lot. So it depends :D
  19. Su lin

    Su lin Gone away

    Phoenix eye is always good :D Never used a leopard fist in practise , top of hand flat and hit with the knuckles- fingers bent under. I really hate trying to describe things in words!

    The leopard fist, which can be likened to a half-opened fist. The primary striking surface is the ridge formed by folding the fingers at the first phalangal joint.
  20. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    Sounds like an awesome way to break your thumb

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