Can a Skinny Girl or Boy Kick Butt?

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: Self-defense
12 Dec 2011

5 Responses to “Can a Skinny Girl or Boy Kick Butt?”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    You mean the Buddhist hand palm technique doesn’t work??

    My motto as a martial artist for a while now has been, “The bigger they are, the harder they hit!” :-)

    Funny thing is, I also learned that I didn’t have to hit as hard as “they” could, just hard enough. After incapacitating a few with kicks to the more delicate areas, or simple finger snaps to the eyes, I realized I could have a chance, even with a much larger opponent, and that was enough for me! Confidence cannot be overrated.

  2. Caitlind Gauthier Says:

    I was looking for this kind of information for quite a long time, i am also a skinny guy, happy to find this post, it seems very helpful, thanks for sharing, keep up the good work.
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  3. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr. J!

    A very realistic motto – I love it.

    I like how you cut them down to edible chunks. :)

    Hi Caitlind,

    Glad to have shares something you can use.

    Hang in there.

  4. Matt Klein Says:

    Hi John, so great to finally see you in person. Thanks so much for coming out to support me on my 5th Dan grading, and for taking the photos. They were great!

    Yes, I realized the power of technique and toughness over size when I watched Royce Gracie defeat guys 70 pounds heavier. Most 200-lb. guys would have their hands full if they took on Manny Pacquio. Skill and experience wins every time.
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  5. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Matt!

    First congratulations on your getting the fifth degree black belt Matt! You and Calvin (got his fourth degree) both earned it.

    I enjoyed your testing and meeting you too. It was quite interesting hearing about how you started teaching kids karate in Australia and created a teaching model that fully supported kids.

    Yep – Python is the word that comes to mine fighting the Gracie’s. I really like watching Pacquio’s fights… He seems to wear down the bigger guys with his unorthodox always-attacking style.