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Old 12-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #366
Cady Goldfield
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Re: Is aiki a clash of forces?

Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
Thanks for the link.

The punch that he gave was 60 mph. That is a good punch. But as far as I know not exceptional. It seems that a speed like that is not uncommon in boxing or TKD, muay thai, etc.?

It's about more than velocity, but the nature of the mechanics -- what's behind the punch. I would be curious to see the researchers compare the amount of force created by the taichi punch and a TKD/muay Thai punch traveling at the same velocity and rate of acceleration, by individuals of the same general size and weight/body mass.
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