Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Looks like TKD to me!

You should read this article my brother sent me from the BBC. It's all about how physics is involved in board breaking. There are some really cool stop-action shots of breaking, too, including one of a physics grad student (who's not a martial artist) breaking a board. Shoot, I wish I'd had that much fun in grad school!

The physics connection's not news to me; Master Hughes is always talking about "action-reaction," and Ms. Pryor reminds us that to break, we don't need to be strong, we just need good technique.

Here's the article, Kung Fu? Meet Physics. (click to be sent to the website)

1 comment:

Trée said...

Great article. Thanks for posting and best of luck. Looks like you are in great shape. :)