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The Academy of Martial Studies: Striking class.

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Published on Apr 6, 2010

This was the first day I began teaching at the Academy of Martial Studies. I was not dressed to impress and was just messing around. We had a soldier walk in off the street and wanted to know what we had to offer. I gave him a taste of what a ballistic strike could do.

EDIT: After having read a negative comment suggesting that the guy was half my size and that I just hit him in the solar plexis I've decided to post more in the description section.

I get the same results from big guys. In fact the more muscular the guy is the worse the reaction. The reason is the amount of tension a person with a lot of muscle has. Energy travels faster through things that are more dense. For example, sound travels faster through water than it does through air. So when a person flexes their muscles they are making their muscles tighter and less jiggly. It makes a strike much worse when you are tense. A nice little martial arts parlor trick is putting a phone book over a persons solar plexis and striking it. The phone book is more dense and it literally allows the energy from the punch to shoot through the person faster, making the puncher look like some super cool ninja.

The area I tapped this guy came into question. But if I had hit him in the back someone would have said I hit him in the kidney or spine. Hit him in the side and they say floating ribs or liver. Hit him in the head and then I'm just being brutal. So where am I supposed to hit him for someone on youtube to be satisfied about what I'm doing?

This demo is not to show how hard I can hit, it's showing that you don't have to use a lot of muscle and force to achieve results. Of course I could hit harder than this. That's not the point. And since I have done this video I have lost a lot of weight, gotten in better shape and I can achieve the same effect with even less force.

Also, this video isn't to make me feel good. I originally did the video because there were a couple of people I know on facebook who wanted to see what a ballistic strike was. Unfortunately you can't really see anything in a video. It needs to be felt. So if anyone just happens to be around the Academy of Martial Studies I would be happy to answer any questions they have. And I can do so professionally, and without ego.

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