Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: in da gym, dawg.
Think relative acceleration.
You're standing on a treadmill that's moving you forward at 5 mph relative to the ground. Then you begin to run at 10 mph relative to the treadmill, so you're moving forward at 15 mph relative to the ground. It's the same with your strikes. You push forward off of your rear foot as you turn your hips as you rotate your shoulders as you push out your hand. The motion starts at the ground and moves up your body, compounding the force as it goes.
"I don't want them to like me, because when I'm in the ring, punches fly to the face. It is not a tenderness time. I am not falling in love. And he knows that when the fight starts I am kicking faces."
- Wanderlei Silva