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Effects of using a thrusting technique
- When a thrusting side kick strikes a heavy bag, it will make a thumping sound and the bag will be jolted backward.
- When a thrusting side kick strikes a large stack of hand-held boards and the boards do not break, the board holders will be jolted backward. The holders will experience a feeling of being slammed into by something heavy. The feeling will be uncomfortable but not necessarily painful.
- When a thrusting side kick is used in a real fight with a snapping motion, the opponent will be knocked backward some with deep penetrating pain at the point of impact.
- Since more body mass is being thrust into a thrusting technique, it is more powerful than a snapping technique, though not as quick. Once an opening has been created by a snapping technique, a thrusting technique is a good finishing technique.
- Since thrusting techniques have deeper penetration, they have a longer reach than snapping techniques.
- Although, thrusting techniques require more balance compensation due to their longer extension, they do not adversely affect stability.
- Since thrusting techniques have a greater target penetration than snapping techniques, they have a greater range than snapping techniques so opponents must move further backward to avoid them.
- Thrust techniques are more susceptible to grabbing than snapping techniques.