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Reply To: Mechanics of the Tiger Claw


Hey Adam – Focus on driving with the heel of the hand, similar mechanics of a straight punch. The fingers naturally curl back when you thrust the heel of the hand towards the target (Don’t think about them).

Now you have a choice…recoil and strike again or drive the fingers into the face and eyes. But hit with the heel of hand first – not the fingers. The fingers are a follow up.