26 Mar '12, 5pm

Ninja science: Energy bursts may be key to martial arts skills

Ninja science: Energy bursts may be key to martial arts skills

The energy spent by martial artists can now be analyzed with the help of devices resembling gas masks combined with mini-jetpacks, researchers say. These findings could help martial artists train to become better fighters, scientists added. Martial arts such as karate , judo and tae kwon do have been popular for years, and mixed martial arts that combine different techniques have been rising in popularity recently. Investigating what the body is doing in a fight could help shed light on what training martial artists might want in order to perform better. Scientists have long been able to study only predictable sports that are easy to replicate under lab conditions, such as cycling , where people essentially stay in one place. Now advances in technology are helping researchers to better study complex and unpredictable sports such as judo. Every sport makes demands on three ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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