You kind of wander why people don't get this...maybe it has to do with the fact that most have never been in a real fight or even sparred in competition against...say a good TKD man with killer 'curve kicks' _
On the street it is very possible to come against some punk who loves to street fight, like the turd in the video, and one who has some experience in throwing good punches, such as the hooks to the body and or the sides of your face.
Then again, in a street fight we will see crazy wild punches raining from everywhere, not so easy to deal with, especially if never practiced in the dojo.
I have two students who were boxers, one trained under Petronelli, Mike.
Guerino "Goody" Petronelli (12 October 1923 – 29 January 2012) was an American boxing trainer and co-manager.
With his brother Pasquale (Pat), Petronelli managed and trained world middleweight champion Marvin Hagler. His other fighters included Robbie Sims, Steve Collins, and Kevin McBride. In 1983, the Petronellis received The Al Buck Award for Manager of the Year by the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Granted that the average street punk or opponent you may meet won't have the same type of training, but never underestimate anyone and his ability to punch you in ways you don't train to deal with.
Mike gives a sobering demonstration of punching power, speed and targeting.
His punches are so fast that they are hard to see much less 'block'_
When he goes for your face he doesn't go directly in but comes in at a slight angle where he pummels the cheek bones or jaw line first, moving in towards the nose, maximizing damage and minimizing the risk to his hands.
But even Mike, now prefers open hand/forearm strikes to the throat and the sides of the neck , close to the carotid artery, which will disrupt the assailant's breathing or cut circulation to the brain. He knows how easy it is to break your hands no matter what the 'conditioning'_
But the most 'scary' punches Mike throws, if he gets within range, are brutal hooks to the liver with his left and under the heart with his right, crushing the ribs _ working his way to the kidneys.
To see those punches land on 'poor Bob' and to imagine yourself getting hit, is pretty sobering, knowing that we don't train to even familiarize with those punches.
A liver shot is a sure KO for example.
A liver punch is usually made with the left hand, or the left hook in infighting, or the regular short body hook, in a short and quick manner. The drive is usually made under and to the front of the ninth and tenth ribs upward to the base of the shoulder blade toward the spine. The punch shocks the liver, the largest gland organ, and a center of blood circulation, and causes the victim to lose focus and drive, if not to lose consciousness outright, and can cause a breathless feeling in the victim.
As trained by Petronelli_ Mike uses the hips to maximize power...he rolls the hips into the punch which forces the shoulder to support the punch and engages the core causing more torque.
Coming up against those kind of punches on the street can be very scary and dangerous for any of us.