# Bruce Lee 1 inch punch = 393 kg

White Tiger
White Tiger
Bruce Lee, 64 KG one inch punch = 393 KG; six inch punch = 786 KG

Bruce Lee understood the concept of ENERGY FLOW, the CHI POWER !! When you understand the ENERGY FLOW, and know how to apply your chi power to your own body weight. SIZE doesn't matter any more !!

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Joined: January 3rd, 2009, 2:05 pm
Where are these figures from?

Anonymous
Anonymous
I think he quoted the info as I saw somewhere online that a fan by the name of Lei Siu Lung calculated this. Sorry don't know how he did it.

black dragon
black dragon
Bruce Lee, 64 KG one inch punch = 393 KG; six inch punch = 786 KG

Bruce Lee understood the concept of ENERGY FLOW, the CHI POWER !! When you understand the ENERGY FLOW, and know how to apply your chi power to your own body weight. SIZE doesn't matter any more !!

https://giphy.com/gifs/l4FGzr7QfdDGTcAKY

https://giphy.com/gifs/3og0ICu996Y5FpqgZq

https://giphy.com/gifs/Szm1wvEZaIdji

https://giphy.com/gifs/l4FGJ9GbzYCVSPUsM

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Nice topic thanks for sharing! NT

Davey
Davey
Bruce Lee, 64 KG one inch punch = 393 KG; six inch punch = 786 KG

Bruce Lee understood the concept of ENERGY FLOW, the CHI POWER !! When you understand the ENERGY FLOW, and know how to apply your chi power to your own body weight. SIZE doesn't matter any more !!

https://giphy.com/gifs/l4FGzr7QfdDGTcAKY

https://giphy.com/gifs/3og0ICu996Y5FpqgZq

https://giphy.com/gifs/Szm1wvEZaIdji

https://giphy.com/gifs/l4FGJ9GbzYCVSPUsM

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1 Inch Punch is more trick stunt, anyone can do it easily and if person has feet parallel then easy to knock them down or off balance.

No doubt Bruce hit real hard! But 1 inch punch usually impresses non martial artists or beginners not experienced ones.

The weight calculations in kg are silly and plucked out of the sky.

Joined: January 3rd, 2009, 2:05 pm
"The weight calculations in kg are silly and plucked out of the sky."

I think so, too.

"But 1 inch punch usually impresses non martial artists or beginners not experienced ones."

Well, maybe there are differently skilled people around doing the punch, but speaking of Bruce´s punch, he impressed street fighters 50 or more pounds heavier than him.

Davey
Davey

No doubt Bruce could hit hard but generally stunts like 1 inch punch impresses non martial artists or beginners not very experienced ones.Same with some well known figures out there today e.g. Emil Matriossian, Tommy Carruthers, Carter Hargrave,etc no serious experienced martial artists are impressed by them or are rushing to train with them but beginners and less experienced martial artists or those that have mainly watched a lot of kung fu movies sure they'll be highly impressed by such people and after watching videos of them acclaim them as some of the best martial artists on earth.

Bruce Lee was phenomenal and a great martial artist even if he'd never done the 1 inch punch.Emil, etc aren't great martial artists and the people who think they are aren't very good or experienced.

JKD Streetfighter
JKD Streetfighter
1 Inch Punch is more trick stunt, anyone can do it easily and if person has feet parallel then easy to knock them down or off balance.

No doubt Bruce hit real hard! But 1 inch punch usually impresses non martial artists or beginners not experienced ones.

The weight calculations in kg are silly and plucked out of the sky.
"1 Inch Punch is more trick stunt, anyone can do it easily and if person has feet parallel then easy to knock them down or off balance."

-- Not anyone can do it easily. There are some mechanics and scientific theory behind the punch. Go and check out James Demile's book on this. You need to master the techniques and have enough practice to do what it's called the real 1 inch punch. The power is generated from the waist up to the arm and the wrist in one single execution.
Of course, it's easy to push someone over using brute force but that's not 1 inch punch. It's pushing.

"No doubt Bruce hit real hard! But 1 inch punch usually impresses non martial artists or beginners not experienced ones."

-- The spectators in the long beach tournament include very experienced martial artists who were in awe with what Lee did. Some thought it was merely pushing but the fact is it isn't. Lee had explained in his article in Black Belt magazine before.

-- I practised 1 inch punch and I can tell you it works when you are engaged in a close range fighting situation because I personally tried it before. The opponent was hit and straight away fell to the floor in pain. By the way, 1 inch punch is originated from Wing Chun's inch power punch.

"The weight calculations in kg are silly and plucked out of the sky."

-- Don't be so sure if you are not aware that some experiments have been carried out to see the force generated by the 1 inch punch. There was a Chinese program that got a white JKD practitioner to do the 1 inch punch and the research crew calculated the force generated using some advanced scientific equipment on the spot. The result was truly amazing. I saw it on a local TV when I stayed in a China's hotel during my tour few years ago. But don't ask me about the name of the program. I don't know Chinese and never pay attention to it since I just happen to watch it. You can go and check it out yourself if you are interested.

Davey
Davey

No doubt Bruce could do the 1 inch punch well. Any decent Wing Chun guy can do it also, so can many other martial artists trying it for the first time. James Demile version of it is to sell books and videos to the gullible that think e.g. George Dillman's no touch KO's pressure point techniques work. If someone has feet parallel and you snap wrist upward to hit with bottom knuckles then very easy to knock someone back. The 1 inch punch was more a party trick for Bruce Lee, James Demile pushed it as a deadly self defence technique that the very gullible believed, the same kind of people that think George Dillman can KO someone without touching them :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z0_n7tGnK0 Besides the obvious rarely in combat would you have any use for a 1 inch punch.

People impressed hugely by the 1 inch punch today, breaking ice blocks, breaking boards, etc are usually beginners, not very experienced martial artists or non martial artists. Same for people like Emil Martirossian, Tommy Carruthers, Carter Hargrave, etc usually beginners, not very experienced martial artists or non martial artists are impressed with them and think somehow they are great martial artists. You can also look at the very mediocre level of the students of such people and no serious accomplished martial artists are rushing to train with such people.

Bruce Lee was a great martial artist! Even if he had never done the 1 inch punch he would be.There are great martial artists out there today but if you think people like Emil Martirossian, Tommy Carruthers, Carter Hargrave, etc are great you really should get out and experience more.

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1 Inch Punch is more trick stunt, anyone can do it easily and if person has feet parallel then easy to knock them down or off balance.

No doubt Bruce hit real hard! But 1 inch punch usually impresses non martial artists or beginners not experienced ones.

The weight calculations in kg are silly and plucked out of the sky.
Not true:
This was the very question that Bruce answered in I think Black Belt magazine (when he was alive of course) . If the feet are not parallel the person will not move as much but it will hurt more. That is what he said.
In my opinion the one inch punch IS very impressive. It is a sign of extreme explosiveness, that is the only way you can HIT from that distance. I have seen a picture of the person been lifted off there feet (A guy in Gi wearing a black belt) right after the punch lands . Also I have never seen anyone HIT from that distance , all other clips I see are pushes, hard pushes, not hits, from other martial artists.
Notice the board that he broke in HK TV. his hand suddenly explodes forward, that is the only way you can BREAK a board from that distance.

of course the weight calculation is silly !