PALMS OVER FISTS?
Martial artists who are worried about breaking bones in their hands often opt for palm strikes instead of fist techniques. Are they as effective? JAMES BENNETT:
lf course! You can throw a palm-heel strike and smash a person in the faceI then rip his eyes out or hit him in the nose. te kenpo guys do it all the time. The jaw is a wonderful target for a palm, especially when it’s used with a hook. Anything done with the heel of the hand can put someone to sleep: the hinge of the jaw, the temple, the chin. I don’t see a palm strike to the face putting anybody to sleep, but it definitely would do some damage.