The Power Behind the Taekwon-Do Punch

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The Power Behind the Taekwon-Do Punch

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Thompson, Colleen
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Bundle, Dr. Matthew
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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Martial arts are practiced by millions of individuals worldwide and the power generated during striking maneuvers executed by martial artists can be dramatic and substantial. However, practitioners and scientists differ in their understanding of the mechanisms through which these impacts are possible. Here we contrast the metaphysical aspects of power as understood through the traditions of Taekwon-Do, to the mechanical measures obtained from traditional kinetic analysis. We focused on a fundamental power producing movement in Taekwon-Do called the sine-wave, and set out to determine its role in arm striking maneuvers. We measured center of mass movements, impact forces and impulses, while subjects stood on force plates and executed a reverse front punch to a pine board mounted in a custom instrumented vise. The results of these mechanical measures are evaluated within the context of the established teachings and doctrines of Taekwon-Do.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Martial arts

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kinetic anlysis

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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