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Looking After Your Knees

When everyone starts learning Kung Fu, they have images of themselves moving like masters, doing perfect jumps and kicks, battling several opponents, and generally wowing everyone with their Kung Fu awesomeness. Most people are also aware that there will be a lot of...

Newton’s Third Law (Again)

Just to quickly remind you, here’s what Newton’s Third Law says again. “When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.” In my last post I mentioned that...

The Science of Impact

Power is a much-misused word in martial arts, and its usage has lead to quite a lot of misunderstanding about what is important in technique and training methods. Think of a bullet. It weighs comparatively little, but is capable of doing a huge amount of damage when...