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Old 01-28-2007, 08:13 PM   #12
L. Camejo
 
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Re: Musings on combat distance

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Roman Kremianski wrote:
Does all of this mean a math nerd could wipe the floor with all of us?

Imagine...the moment you throw a punch, he can calculate the angle, velocity, power, precision and distance of the attack, as well as efficiently arrive at the number of cm he would have to move to precisely avoid the punch and redirect your power in poundsē per surface area...

Better think about that next time you decide to jump an old nerd from highschool.
No worries there I think. As we see in randori, calculating the distance/position is one thing but actually being able to move the body where it needs to be is something else that requires much physical and mental training. Another reason why equations are useless in understanding this particular element of training except at an academic level.

LC

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