Bruce Lee Quickness in 1960 Wing Chun Trapping, Strikes, Intercept...
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Bruce Lee had to be the quickest and most powerful martial artist ever, not to mention this guy was once considered the strongest man on earth despite his size and lift weights that even a guys who were much much bigger than Lee couldn't do........
Lee used heavy bags for true development of power and went beyond that. He normally used typically 70lb pound bag for developing power with techniques,etc.
From the standpoint of physics, the factors involved in the generation of such power would include force, velocity, work, distance, and time. The scientifically inclined among us have defined power in the following formula:
W = Fd
P = W divide by t
P = Fd divide by t
d divide by t equals V
P = FV
Lee of course was interested in the application of power from the standpoint of combat. He fashioned a three - point statement about power that encapsulated the areas he felt all serious martial artists needed to consider:
1. Power in attack
2. Power in defense
3. Power in combination
First the science. At one time or another, youve probably had someone explain the physics of hitting hard. In short, increasing your speed is more important than increasing the mass of your fist. Technically, its stated by a simple equation:
In English, kinetic energy equals one half mass times velocity squared. In simpler terms, the energy of your moving fist and arm increases if the weight of your fist increases, but it jumps even more if your fist moves more quickly.
Therefore, if you increase the mass of your hand by 10 percent, you get a straight 10-percent increase in kinetic energy. However, if you increase your hand speed by the same amount, you get a 21-percent increase in kinetic energy. Obviously, hitting with greater speed pays off with slightly more than twice the kinetic energy. Speed is power.
For more information, check out the book, "The Art of Expressing the Human Body". Bruce Lee was insane........
Today, Tommy Carruthers (Jeet Kune Do practioner) is the closest thing to Bruce Lee's speed and power also Sifu Morten who is very fast as well......
Lee's phenomenal fitness meant he was capable of performing many exceptional physical feats."A man able to perform super human feats that have yet to be equaled."The following list includes some of the physical feats that are attributed to Bruce Lee:
Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
Lee could take in one arm a 75 lb barbell from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for 20 seconds.
Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film for clear slow motion replay using the traditional 24 frames per second of that era, so many scenes were shot in 32 frames per second for better clarity.
In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.
Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. (This was witnessed by many such as Joe Hyams)
Lee could thrust his fingers through unopened cans of Coca-Cola. (This was when soft drinks cans were made of steel much thicker than today's aluminum cans).
Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger.
Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.
Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.
Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. ( According to Bob Wall, he has the video tape of him kicking 300lb bag towards the ceiling. This was also accounted in John Little's book: The Art of Expressing the Human Body)
Lee performed a sidekick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150 lb (68 kg) punching bag.
In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso horizontal midair.
Bruce lee was able to jump 6 to 7 verticle feet from a stand still (this was shown in pictures and his films).
"No other human being had ever trained the way Bruce trained - fanatically. He lived and breathed it from the time he got up at six o'clock in the morning until he went to bed at night. He was either working out or thinking about it. His mind was always active, never resting. He was always thinking about what he could do to improve himself or what new inventions were possible. His mind was constantly active. " - Chuck Norris
Many of Bruce Lee's written works still remain unpublished.
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