Sunday, August 9, 2009

Martial Arts - How to do a power punch?

Amit experienced something incredible last week. Although it was too early to tell how it works he was able describe his experience to me. He went to a tai Chi class and the sifu pushed him on the chest with a flick of his wrist. It threw him a clean 20 feet. He managed to gain his balance just before he crashed into the mirrors of the dojo.

IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I have never seen or heard of such power before. Also even before he touched him, there was a crackling surge of energy hitting his chest. He said this was Chi.

I have learned to do it more or less but I still have no clue how it works. Just telling you my experience, try concentrating the force in particular parts of my body and you will feel a tingling sensation in the part. I cannot say if it is chi though, even if it was, I would still need a master to learn it effectively.

It all works on the same principles of accelerating your body weight. Taking a step forward or lunging forward utilizes the forward momentum of the body to gather force.

Just remember the most important aspects, i.e., the tightening of the abs and gluteus, the white-knuckle fist just before impact and relaxing it thereafter for a fast retraction.

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