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The Sources of Power in Karate

By Kazumasa Yokoyama

The Sources of Power in Karate

The author examines body mechanics and respiration (kiai) utilized in karate technique to explain sources of power available to all practitioners, regardless of height or weight. He clarifies the logic behind the “Cross Power Theory” with scientific principles that explain the movement and resulting power possible in karate techniques.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 3 No. 3 (1994): 12 pages.