Backhand: The perfect analogue?

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Spinning Backfist = backhand throw

Yes, they relate very well to each other.
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What's a spinning backfist?
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Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby BrotherDave » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:39 pm

I didn't see any threads about this but I didn't search too hard.

Anyway, I'm always trying to think of other sport's motions that are analogous with the BH throw, like a golf or bat swing. But I think I've found the best analogue of all.

I was watching Bellator Fighting Championships and a fighter named Alexander Schlemenko (sp?) in particular. Well, he throws a lot of spinning backfists and I was like, wow, if he had a disc in his hands when he did that he'd throw pretty well. So I threw some spinning backfists myself (I used to work out with a punching bag so I sorta know what I'm doing) and yeah, it was eerily similar to a backhand throw. The best part was when I started throwing discs with a spinning backfist mindset, I was finally NOT slowing down during my follow-through b/c with most strikes you try and punch/kick through the bag/opponent, not just to make impact. This clicked with me a lot better than smacking midgets, I don't have a lot of experience with that sort of thing (I prefer dwarf tossing).

The only real difference between the two that I could see was that a backfist is more of an arcing motion than the linear motion desired w/ backhands. But both express accelerating through "the hit" and tightening your grip at the hit.

What do you big dogs think? Sorry if this is too DGCR-esque of a post. Edit: I'm not sorry, I'm adding a poll to add some DGCR flava.
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Re: Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby jubuttib » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:14 pm

Agreed that the mindset of focusing the energy on the hit and punching through are very similar, and that the line is different. (Kickboxing since I was 10-11.)
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Re: Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby JHern » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:57 pm

Sure, it is a good analogy. Except when throwing a disc, you also have the weight of the disc added to the motion. Swinging a baseball bat, tennis racket, or golf club is also similar.
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Re: Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby BrotherDave » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:12 pm

JHern wrote:Sure, it is a good analogy. Except when throwing a disc, you also have the weight of the disc added to the motion. Swinging a baseball bat, tennis racket, or golf club is also similar.

Ah, but if you're wearing mma gloves it evens out the difference a lot more than a golf club or bat.
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Re: Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby Jerrod » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:27 pm

Probably why it's referred to as the hit. mind blown
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Re: Backhand: The perfect analogue?

Postby BrotherDave » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:04 pm

Jerrod wrote:Probably why it's referred to as the hit. mind blown

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