William Shatner on Fighting as Captain Kirk: ''...the opponent whips his head around as the fist is twelve inches from his head - then he falls knocked out by the John Wayne punch - not me!...''

William Shatner handwritten signed recollection on the fist fighting techniques of Captain Kirk. Composed on his personal stationery, Shatner writes, ''A central question in playing Kirk was how to make him look good in battle. You know there is the John Wayne punch - your fist starts way behind your ear - in the real world you are telegraphing the punch - any smart street fighter would beat you to the punch - but it looks good in movies - big arching swing - the opponent whips his head around as the fist is twelve inches from his head - then he falls knocked out by the John Wayne punch - not me! I had boxed a little - you punch with elbows close to your body - you snap before punch for maximum power. The other arm is held closly [sic] to protect your head and body from a counter - that's the way I would fight. At times some of the stunt men would suggest a two handed clubbing (didn't work). The worst suggestion was leaping up and thrusting two feet into the opponent's chest - real life you fall to the floor - which is what I did. / William Shatner''. Single page measures 7.25'' x 10.25''. Near fine condition. Also with an LOA by William Shatner.

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William Shatner on Fighting as Captain Kirk: ''...the opponent whips his head around as the fist is twelve inches from his head - then he falls knocked out by the John Wayne punch - not me!...''William Shatner on Fighting as Captain Kirk: ''...the opponent whips his head around as the fist is twelve inches from his head - then he falls knocked out by the John Wayne punch - not me!...''
William Shatner on Fighting as Captain Kirk: ''...the opponent whips his head around as the fist is twelve inches from his head - then he falls knocked out by the John Wayne punch - not me!...''
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