How to Break a Bone with a Punch
Do you know what clunking is?
Of course you don’t,
I made up the term.
It describes the feeling of a real hit,
a strike that goes through the body,
a punch or kick that shakes the very bones,
sets up a wave of destruction,
shivers the heart of the person being struck.
You think I am being a little too exuberant in my description?
Listen, there are three depths of strike.
One to the skin,
one to the muscle,
and one to the bone.
Punch skin deep and you are playing,
nothing but gotcha, with no impact.
Punch muscle deep and you create bruises.
Little welts to purple blots.
There is room to descend here,
into the muscle to varying depth,
and it is a very educational time
when you are playing with this strike.
Got to be careful,
because it hurts.
to strike bone deep is something else.
You actually have the perception of hitting the bone,
not even bothering with the skin or muscle.
there are very few bruises.
you can actually feel the bone shake,
and the guy who is struck has a queasy feeling,
and he rubs his arm
as if there was pain.
but none of that sissy ouchie stuff
that the kids cry about.
This is the deep touch,
the hello to one more bit of depth
and that bone is going to break
and if I did this to your kidneys you’d piss blood and die.
but knowing that the body is going to break.
how do you practice this depth of punch?
I’ll give you a couple of good clues.
You don’t put your perception in your arm,
in the sensation of muscle tightening,
except by the way.
you put your perception in his arm,
you feel him with your fist,
and this leads to the second hint.
When you hit somebody,
plant your fist on his body
and gently push.
Now, you are working the exact muscles
of the punch
at the point of impact.
Can’t get more specific with any type of muscular training.
The exact and perfect range and motion of muscles
at the point of impact.
don’t concentrate on the sensation within,
concentrate on the sensation of his body.
Feel the muscle and tissue retreat before your fist,
feel the touch of bone with your knuckles.
After a while
you can actually feel the wave,
of the bone.
Bone doesn’t like to be touched in this manner.
Muscles and flesh, you see
hide the bone,
protect the bone,
and you have just passed all the safeguards and
touched the bone.
there is more to it than this,
but if you just practice this kind of punch,
then you will get it.
when students get this kind of ability,
to punch a guy right to the bone,
I call it Clunking.
is just sort of the appropriate word
for the sensation.
Think of it like this–
clunking is like
dropping a rock into a pond,
and having the rock strike the rocks
just below the surface.
You hear a splash
that sickening, splitting sound
of rock breaking
(or almost breaking,
is what you want.
You feel his bone,
he feels his bone worry and revulse,
Holy sweet heysoos,
I like talking about
I’d think there was something wrong,
but such fun…such fun.
dig into your wallet,
get out twenty,
hit the monster
and find the page on the punch.
It’s right here…
cause what I have been telling you here
is just a sweet taste
of how to break bones
with a simple punch.
And have a downright immortal work out!
Life must be understood backwards; but… it must be lived forward.