Today, we’re going to talk about what striking is and how to understand striking immediately.
Striking is basically impact. A moving object has force. A moving object that hits another object then creates impact.
The less time the two objects are in contact, the greater the impact and thus the greater the damage.
Imagine a fist moving quickly through the air. Like a Jab in Kickboxing. The Jab hits someone’s ribs.
The moment of contact is brief and thus has a high degree of impact. This high impact blow to the ribs causes trauma- broken ribs, bruising of the muscles, etc.
This is the purpose of striking. To cause trauma through high impact.
A common mistake amongst Kickboxing beginners is to push” their punches. If someone were to launch a punch but the contact time between the fist and the rib cage was prolonged
Check out this video for a more detailed breakdown.