Hi everybody I'm John Graden from the MartialArts Teacher's Association and johngraden.
How do you perform a punch pull techniquein Tae Kwon Do? Well the truth is a punch pull technique is pretty universal acrossall traditional martial arts.
Here is how it works.
Let's first make a distinction.
The way I make a traditional martial arts, it is a beautiful art and it has wonderfullines, nice lines and when it is executed correctly to me it is beautiful to watch andit is a movement art and we do it with excellent form to honor that art to honor that tradition.
The opposite side of that is that these punches are typically not as effective as boxing orkick boxing punches so we want to make that distinction.
I love traditional martial arts.
I compete in traditional Kata so this is the push pull technique and this is how it works.
The edge of your body is your body lines.
The center of your body is your center line.
All punching in martial arts goes to the center line so with my hands on my hip and keepingmy elbow in as the arm extends, sightly rubbing or just grazing by my body, forward, forward,forward the last three inches, the wrist, the fist is going to rotate over to the center.
Now when I say the wrist rotate I'm not doing this.
I'm not letting the elbow come out,see when I do that I lose all my power.
When my elbow is in I've got my body weight behindthat punch so you want to keep the elbow in, let it travel the last three inches, exhalefrom low in the stomach and lock it out.
To gain added power we are going to use the theoryof equal and opposite reaction.
So if I want to throw this punch with a lot of power I'llcreate more power if I have the same weight moving in the opposite direction so I'm goingto replace this hand with this hand at the same time.
Straight, karate, Tae Kwon Do punchtwisting at the last motion.
Both punches particularly the first two knuckles shouldgo to the exact same spot, in other words we're not doing this, we're doing that, rightdown the middle, elbows in, that's the push pull punch technique from Tae Kwon Do andall traditional martial arts.
I'm John Graden.
I hope that helps.