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Old 08-23-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
William Hunter
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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...t-science.html

Has anyone seen this? I checked it out the other day, but I think it will be aired again. Basically, various martial arts experts are using their techniques on a government issued crash test dummy, which measures the forces of various types of blows. There's a weapons section as well, including Inosanto and his Kali sticks.

One highlight was Rickson Gracie performing a crucifix at full power, something he said he'd never try on a real human. He ended up applying 600 lbs of torque to the upper cervical spine.

I'm not involved in MMA, just a fan, but would be curious if anyone saw this. Neat idea IMO, but perhaps impossible to realistically recreate real world scenarios.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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very cool. please post if you see when it will be aired again...i couldn't find it on the tv schedule link.

how about that flying knee kick?!?!?!?
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:26 AM   #3
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Looks like Sunday 8/27 at 3:00pm and Monday 9/4 at 9:00pm and again at midnight.

I missed it but everyone was talking about it last night at MA class. I guess the muay tai guy's rising knee to the sternum was the most powerful, or one of the most powerful, strikes they measured.

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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yeah, melchor menor's knee was measured to be equal to a 35 mile an hour car crash.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:13 AM   #5
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Very cool special.

Melechor's knee was the strongest leg strike and strongest strike overall.

Some boxers punch was the best punch. Although I don't think it would of mattered, he did look like he had a weight advantage though, just to be fair to other fighters.

I had to laugh when that kung Fu guy did the flying kick. I'll bet he actually thought that would be the strongest kick. Someone needs to tell him to take a physics class. LOL!

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:30 PM   #6
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Melchor fought at 135lbs and had the most powerful strike on the show...http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/21357/29116.jpg
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #7
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He is a good trainer as well. Taken a few classes with him and one of my guys was trained by him and fought a few pro fights under him.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:06 PM   #8
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Neal, I agree. The boxer seemed to have great technique, but he outweighed the other strikers by a good bit. The kung fu guy was getting no love whatsoever. Even the narrator said his stuff would look good in the movies, but pretty much a weak kick.

What did you guys think about the researchers confirming the Ninja guy's "death punch" (the actual name escapes me) as realistic? BS?
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:20 PM   #9
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I've heard of people being killed by taking a basball to the chest, so I suppose its possible.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:16 PM   #10
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It is possible, it has to do with when the strike is delivered. Basically a strong blow to the chest wall especially the left side during the period between heart beats can cause a fatal dysrythmia. You hear about it in HS or college sports a few times a year usually a baseball or lacrosse ball hitting a kids chest.
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