Originally Posted by Kent Newland
Punches can be very powerful, but an open handed slap also carries tremendous power, doesn't run as great a risk of fracturing the bones of the hand, and carries a significant psychological impact as well.
On the subject of Tony Blauer, I have his PDR video and handout, and I'm singularly unimpressed.
Google something called a "ridge hand." I like it as a replacement for a hook punch.
Care to elaborate on what you don't like about Tony Blauer? I'd like to hear your thoughts on that.