Power Breaking and the Theory of Power

In this 5 minute video World Champion Power Breaker Mr Brendan Doogan picks a couple of key points relating to these factors and shows you how to put them into practice.

The ITF Power Breaking events comprise five techniques:

  • Forefist Punch
  • Knifehand Strike
  • Side Piercing Kick
  • Turning Kick
  • Reverse Turning Kick

Mr Doogan demonstrates each of the techniques and explains how knowing about the “Theory of Power” can help in executing these techniques well. The Theory of Power is a list of six factors General Choi Hong Hi prescribes as the essential elements to gaining power in your techniques. These are:

  • Reaction Force
  • Concentration
  • Equilibrium
  • Breath Control
  • Mass
  • Speed
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