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Karate Techniques - The Science Behind The Moves

Updated on March 8, 2014

Karate Techniques and Science? What's The Connection?

The science behind karate techniques can really help you improve your own martial arts skills.  Knowing how your own body can become a human weapon is not only helpful, but vital if you ever need to actually USE your karate in a real-life situation! After all, knowing how to protect yourself is one of those skills that every person should have. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that while Karate can help you protect yourself - it's really a science within itself. There is physics involved in every movement.  

Check out these martial arts techniques and how science plays a role!

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The Spinning Back Kick - Karate Techniques

Where is the focus of the power?

The spinning back kick is a very powerful move in karate. If done correctly with the proper form, it can deliver a blow to your opponent while giving you the advantage of knocking them off balance. This allows you to move in for another strike. While it seems to be an easy move, it is only most effective when you strike using the correct form.

But, where does the power in this move come from?

Spinning Back Kick - Karate Techniques Power Source - It's The SPIN

It's the SPIN of the move itself that acts like a construction wrecking ball. Watch this video to see the science behind the move!

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The Karate Punch - Karate Techniques

Where is the focus of the power?

The karate punch is one of the most basic moves in martial arts. It's the first strike move that students will learn. It is also one of the most effective karate techniques. Done correctly, it can allow you to push back your opponent enough to allow you to easily come in for another strike and take control of the situation.

But where does the power in this move come from?

Karate Punch - Karate Techniques Power Source - It's in the spinning SNAP of the wrist!

It's the spinning SNAP of your wrist that can focus your power to the first two knuckles on your hand. Watch this video to see the science behind the move!

How Do You Improve Your Karate Techniques?

Practice - Practice - Practice!

The old saying "practice makes perfect" definitely applies to perfecting your karate! Focusing your power and making sure you have proper form is the key to any good martial artist's routine. I've found that by incorporating a wide variety of karate techniques into your normal workout can really help to not only improve your form, but really help develop your stamina as well.

What are your favorite karate techniques? - Which karate move do you like the most?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      spinning back kick for balance

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      Ebayisking 6 years ago

      I think the stance and breathing is my favourite as it is at the basis of all.

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      Ebayisking 6 years ago

      The stance and breathing is my favourite technique as it is at the base of the others.