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Stephen Goodlass
04-29-1996, 11:23 AM
Hi

I've been trying to track down literature that details:
- Peak force
- Time to reach peak force
- Energy absorbed
for kicking and punching activities.

My literature search has turned up a number of sources, largely on
microfiche. Unfortunately I only have only been given 3 days to turn up
with the information so I've been unable to lay my hands on all but one
of the the references found so far.
To date the only information I have comes from Scientific America, April
1979 in which we find the following:
Max velocity for a forward punch = 9.8 m/s
Max velocity for a side kick = 14.4 m/s
Max force of a Karate punch = 3000 N

Does anyone else have at hand any values for:
- Peak force
- Time to reach peak force
- Energy absorbed
for kicking and punching activities?
Similarly if you find that the values reported above do not concur with
some of your findings I'd like to hear from you.

Thankyou

Steve


Steve

Stephen.goodlass@Stonebow.otago.ac.nz
sgoodlass@pooka.otago.ac.nz
Postgrad student
University of Otago
Dunedin
New Zealand