God only trusted fangs and claws to those creatures He felt were responsible enough to handle them. It is an indisputable fact of life that the things we learn early on in any discipline, impact us the most in subsequent practice or application of that discipline. What we learn, for example, in elementary school, and especially in those early years, carries over well into high school and college. Our values, study habits, presuppositions and much, much more, are established largely during the first grades. This is because the lessons learned and habits acquired in those first years of study in any new subject somehow imprint on the individual's mind. The impressions made on that "clean blank slate" 1 are pretty much permanent, and the things first written there, regardless of how often the slate is erased and written over, those things stay with us sometimes haunting us for years.
Horizontal Punches vs Vertical Punches
Tai Chi Fist - Clear Tai Chi
It depends on who you ask. Some trainers say you should punch with a horizontal fist. Some trainers say you should punch with a vertical fist. The common standard in boxing gyms nowadays is to turn the hands over for a horizontal fist. They do allow exceptions but generally the horizontal fist is preferred. The horizontal-fisted punch is the default technique in virtually all major boxing gyms.
The Wing Chun Punch: Advantages, Challenges, and Tips To Make It Great
Teacher B tells you to use a vertical fist instead and keep your elbow down. For me I err on the side that allows me to progress. So if I am taught a method that holds me back then I have to ask why I am sticking to it. This is because a day that I am not progressing is a day lost and time cannot be gotten back.
The Tai Chi Fist may sound a little strange like something out of a chop-sockey movie when you first read or hear it. Particularly because most people think of Tai Chi as a peaceful art. Tai Chi means Grand Ultimate.