12 Concepts of Power
Stancing: (propping, bracing, pushing) contraction
of the larger muscles to facilitate power, hips twists (acting like a
differential system) - no hip rotation will not allow the power from the legs to
Hip twist: Self-explanatory (pressing and twisting)
Reaction force: (rebound, fulcrum, shock) Matched
timing to produce the maximum weight advantage at the point of impact or rebound
reaction force. Fulcrum reaction force diverted power: Seesaw. The center
fulcrum is the middle point. When we punch this is called reaction force!
Focus: (space, time, thought) concentration of
energy into a smaller area (space focus). Thought focus: everything we see a
“stream of focus” or a specific point to the exclusion of everything else. Time
focus: a short burst of energy expels more power, in opposition to a push
Timing: (multi-ordinates) all the events happening
at the proper time maximizes the KE at the point of contact. Sometimes referred
to matched time.
Geometrical design: Laws of motion: a body in motion is
continue in motion (straight line) will remain in motion until acted upon, a body not in motion
will remain that way until acted upon, law of deflected motion.
Vector velocity: the science of speed on speed, or
extended radius (knife hand strike). Example: a bull whip or snap of a towel
(continuing, extended radius).
Range of motion: (major muscle, mean average of two
apex together) during the range of motion there is a point of maximum power.
Extending past that point detracts from the power. The more muscles that
coordinate the strike, the more power is generated.
Relative muscular strength: (ability to hold the
angle, speed of joint rotation) the stronger you are the more mass you can pass
through to the target
Breathing: Oxygen is the fuel to the body
Accuracy: every is contingent to your ability to
hit the target. This involves pinpoint accuracy
Attitude: (heart: indomitable spirit and tenacity;
Confidence: perseverance & demeanor) your frame of reference and how you
perceive things. Don’t be negative - if you think that you cannot do it, you
will not try hard to achieve.
Automatic reflex: ultimate goal of your technique.
(muscular memory: planned and unplanned)
Muscular memory: frog after
being pithed. Without thinking you move with your muscles.
Conscious automatic reflex:
sparring or conscious pre-planned reflex State of no mind:
Automatic response to stimuli
The formula for Power (Kenetic Energy)
KE = ˝ (MV2). If you double your weight, you double your power. If
you double your speed, your quadruple your power. It is apparent that we
must facilitate more weight and more speed behind each movement, in order to
produce more power.