Thread: kung fu physics
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:06 PM   #10
James Davis
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Re: kung fu physics

Phillip Kirkan wrote:
I wonder why the guy on that site first says not to follow through like a boxer (how are you supposed to knock someone out if you just tap their chin and pull your hand back?) but then turns around and says to follow through to get the most power when breaking...
When you throw a punch with too much follow through, you could get off balance. When you're breaking, the board won't take advantage of that. From my little knowledge of kung-fu, I think that it differs from karate in that the intention is not to destroy with one punch, but to hit 'em half a dozen times before they know what the hell happened!
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