One of the more common physics debates in karate relates to proper punching. In this debate, there are two common schools of thought:
1)karate punches are strongest at full extension and teach “following though” as a power component; vs.
2)karate strikes are strongest at approximately 75% extension. I put the information from Walker (FN1) forward not opining my own calculations, but merely to report the results of this article and synthesize the stated results with common practice.
Last edited by dmark; 10-20-2012 at 05:03 AM.