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Hanmi -- Javelin

I was thinking more about the hanmi body alignment. Have you ever seen an Olympic athelete throw a javelin (a metal or metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in track and field competitions)?

The athelete runs up to a line and throws the javelin as far as possible. Right before the release, his body is perfectly aligned with the javelin.

There is a nice image of this at the following site:

We can also align our body (and joints) along the trajectory of a punch so that our energy will be as focused as possible. This will enable us to punch faster and with more power.


Charles C. Goodin