Posted On:1/08/2008 10:34pm
Style: BJJ, TKD
Originally Posted by Petter
There is a Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum. If you sit on a well-oiled spinning office chair, stick your arm out, and swing it to your right, your entire body will swing (slightly) to the left. The net angular momentum of the entire system (0) is preserved; since some of the system gains angular momentum, the rest of the system must experience a net gain in equal but opposite angular momentum. The farther you stick your hand out, the more you will notice this effect.
I thought aloud about this over in this thread of mine a while back.
Wow! Your thread actually made alot of sense to me. Thank you so much for breaking it down into physics.
12th level logic wielder
Posted On:1/08/2008 10:49pm
Style: BJJ, judo, rapier
Not a problem -- just make sure to check it with an actual physicist before you rely too much on it...
Posted On:1/08/2008 11:07pm
Angular Momentum for the motherfucking win.
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Posted On:1/09/2008 8:34am
I asked bill duff, he's a physicist right?
"a martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence" - Kenji Tomiki
Posted On:1/10/2008 2:16pm
Style: Judo, Xbox
Originally Posted by mdf2
Traditional savate training raises one arm behind their head to provide balance for the same reason.
It also helps them look super gay.
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:1/10/2008 2:43pm
Here is a great picture of the late Alex Gong. It demonstrates near perfect hand positioning. you will notice that his left shoulder covers his chin.
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