Thursday, September 29, 2011

‎5.2.1.2 The chest, front and side of the torso

Today's rule is the second legal target zone. The chest being a legal target zone is what makes Johnny Crashes possible (blocks initiated with the back of the shoulder, known by other names as well). The sides of the torso are where a lot of contact between opponents is made. The front of the torso includes the stomach. Hits to the stomach are legal. That is to say, legal engagement to an opponent's stomach is legal. An elbow to the stomach is not legal because that would be using the point of the elbow, which is not legal.

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