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Self Defense/Is the one-inch punch a real technique?


Or is this more BS from Bruce Lee's marketing and his cultists?

The answer to both is yes.

What's called 'short range power generation' is very much a real thing. You can find it in all kinds of Chinese styles. It's more advanced but it's about as common as dirt.

The first time Westerners 'saw it' was via Lee so "Oooooooooooh!"  And then the marketing and promoting started...

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Marc MacYoung


Street self-defense, crime avoidance and personal safety


I grew up in the streets of Los Angeles in 'situational poverty.' I have dealt with criminals and violent people all my life -- both personally and professionally. I have written 15 books and 6 videos on surviving street violence. I was originally published under the name Marc Animal MacYoung. (Animal was my street name). I've taught police and military both internationally and within the US. I've lectured at universities, academies and done countless TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews. I'm a professional speaker on crime avoidance and personal safety. And I am an expert witness recognized by the US court system. My bio is at My abridged CV (Curriculum Vitae) is at

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