The Science Behind the One Inch Punch

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"Muscle fibers do not dictate coordination," Rose says, "and coordination and timing are essential factors behind movements like this one-inch punch."

Because the punch happens over such a short amount of time, Lee has to synchronize each segment of the jab—his twisting hip, extending knees, and thrusting shoulder, elbow, and wrist—with incredible accuracy. Furthermore, each joint in Lee's body has a single moment of peak acceleration, and to get maximum juice out of the move, Lee must layer his movements so that each period of peak acceleration follows the last one instantly.

How-To of the Day: How a Woman Can Render a Creeper Unconscious Without Spilling Her Drink

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With this relatively simple Jiu-Jitsu maneuver, a person can render an assailant unconscious with minimal needed strength. Seems perfect for a woman in a bar with a drunk loser crawling all over her!

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