Re: Pushing the envelope of this forum, non drum related
To the side of the fist. Never in. That would instantly break your thumb. Against the side, always.
I don't know why it was sticking out. A momentary lapse of concentration. I would imagine it had something to do with my Rugby days when I handed-off with an open palm (allegedly) but I never have worked it out. I had been sparring for a good few minutes by that point and I'm not exactly as fit as a marathon runner these days. Exhaustion? Stupidity?
I've always worked on the principle that I get one punch in a fight. Better make it a good one.