August 03, 2005
Science of Kung Fu

Kung Fu? Meet Physics readers, meet interesting article.

"We did high quality photographs to find out my maximum speed which was 10 metres per second.

"Kung Fu experts get 15 or more. We worked out the kinetic energy generated and the impact of it on the wood. My top was 18 joules but I only needed five - so I knew as long as I went fast enough it would be fine.

Posted by Arcterex at August 03, 2005 02:05 PM