View Full Version : Gloves or Open palm?

10-16-2002, 09:45 PM
Gloves or Open Palm fighting??? Which do you prefer????

I personally think open palm sucks -- too awkward.

Bad Boy USA
10-16-2002, 10:12 PM
What kinda silly question is that? You know the answer.

James Fulton
10-16-2002, 11:34 PM

Silver Wolf
10-17-2002, 01:38 AM

10-17-2002, 02:13 AM
i of course prefer gloves, or closed striking.

but palms offer an interesting aspect too. with palms it seems a lot more limited. this forces fighters to rethink a lot of commonly used strategies. just another way to display skill- which is cool too

10-17-2002, 03:58 AM
i prefer the open palmed gloves of pride. it allows for technical grappling. but make no mistake i strike with my fists, i find open palm striking awkward too...

10-17-2002, 04:24 AM
Open palm is the way to go when just starting out. Especially if it is closed fist to the body. It gets up and coming fighters the ring experience and the feel of fighting in front of large audiences. It is definetely the way to go when starting out. Some of the best fights I have seen ahev been open hand. I would still have to say closed fists/glove though.

10-17-2002, 04:31 AM
kewl -- thanks for sharing the different opinions -- now tuff -- go vote yes for me to be mod -- go vote yes in the OT poll -- thanks

10-17-2002, 06:16 AM

10-17-2002, 03:42 PM
Glove. Im with you on the awkward. For me to Palm strike, I feel like my fingers could easily get broken if my aim is off, or they move the wrong way, and Its only somewhat comfortable in a downward arc, for jabs it feels very awkward.

10-17-2002, 10:38 PM
No glove, no love.....

10-18-2002, 04:25 PM
gloves. Bas Rutten can knock your head off with an open palm but I cannot

10-18-2002, 05:10 PM
Boxergenics all the way homes. That open hand stuff is for pancrase only.

remco pardoel
11-01-2002, 06:31 AM
but the best was in the 1st ufc's no gloves
accept Jimmerson, that boxing guy.
I could never understand that

James Fulton
11-01-2002, 02:27 PM
[quote:a9c1fb4ae6="remco pardoel"]glove....
but the best was in the 1st ufc's no gloves
accept Jimmerson, that boxing guy.
I could never understand that[/quote:a9c1fb4ae6]

Haha you aren't the only one

11-01-2002, 06:27 PM
Gloves are for Gardening

11-01-2002, 10:21 PM
muhahah that famous Krikit line....

Jeremy Jackson
11-02-2002, 10:35 AM
I prefere Gloves , but I have a lot of pancrase fights under my belt and they are pretty fun. Its really hard to get hurt in a open hand fight. So you can try new things, and show more of your skills!