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More Speed Tricks

I just thought of some other things that can make us seem faster.

Imagine that you are going to punch someone in the face (as a last resort, of course). He punches. You block with your left hand and punch him in the face with your right.

Now compare that to this. He punches. You block with your left hand and with that same hand, reach behind his neck. Then you pull him forward as you punch with your right hand.

The speed of the punch might be the same but it will seem much faster because you are pulling him forward into the punch, thus lessening the distance. It will also be stronger because he won't be able to dodge or slip it.

Here is a faster scenario. He punches. You block with your left hand and immediately punch him in the face with that same left hand. It is a little like skipping a rock. It is a block-punch.

And how about this? He punches and you immediately punch him in the face taking the inside line. Your punch lands but his is diverted slightly, making it miss. This punch will be faster still.

And how about this one? He punches and you jump into a time machine and emerge two seconds ago, where you let him have it before he punches. OK, that one would be difficult.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin