Sep 14, 2010

Slap Attack

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Pekiti Tirsia Kali uses the slap as its primary hand weapon. What are the technical advantages of a slap over a punch? Among others, there is less likelihood of a slap slipping off its target. And it can transfer quite a bit of energy and momentum, as shown in this clip of a street encounter. Also note the attacker has his hands in a defensive formation at the start, and the turning of the victim on his side to prevent choking, and, yes, it was a sucker slap.

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Seen At: Kungfu Magazine

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