Martial Arts Research
The goal of this wiki is to create a comprehensive scientific body of martial arts theory which is rationaly coherent and provable.
Please feel free to add your two cents, (hopefully much more).
It is fundamental to the study of combat to have an understanding of what your strategic goals are. Any study of martial techniques and tactics might be in vain or worse, counterproductive if it does not help to achieve these.
Due to the overwhelming variety of martial arts and martial sports it would not be unusual to conclude that combat strategy is a matter of philosophy; that needn't be the case. It is possible to illustrate that certain strategic approaches are better than others at achieving various combat objectives.
To help illuminate this, I have posed some Strategy Questions, I invite you to provide some answers to them.
Along with these strategic questions, it can help to analyze sport martial arts rules(1? 2?) to find out which strategies are deliberatly avoided!
Regardless of strategy or tactics, the study of physics and human physiology will help achieve optimal martial peformance.
Newton's first law of mechanics governs every move we make, literally. What are the implications of this to efficient movement? More balance analysis of Upright Balance and Locomotion.
The section on Full Body Motion will anaylze how to use your entire body to achieve your movement goals. Along with balance this leads to the study of various movement principals such as Pendulous Motion.
What makes a powerfull strike? How can we train to improve our strikes?
Help Needed - While most things here are in need of contributions, I am trying to formulate some new ideas on how Throwing relates to striking. I could use some help answering some questions.
- The Chi Argument
- Common Ground: Terms
- References: If you have a site with ideas that should be addressed here, please add it to this page!
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