This is trueMay 5 2009 at 7:30 PM
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David (Login kenpo58)
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Response to On rocketing to the stratosphere...
but remember that the Shotokan Black belt also has a step and punch in his tool box and that punch serves to increase power (as well as close distance). And I am by no means saying that one cannot generate power without forward translation by pushing forward. In fact there is an entire art to hitting as you move backwards and it is not all that easy comparatively. Also those that knew Mr Parker may know that at one point he was entertaining the concept of how one hits differently when hitting a hard object that did not "give" like a board verses a body. And that shotokan punch works a lot better on a hard surface like a forehead that is owned by a person whose back is against a wall but I digress.
But yes for sure power can be generated even if you remove a factor. But remember that Shotokan guy's punch is substantially harder when he steps with it if he is at a correct distance and even when you are moving backward power can be generated but that power is even more if you have a moment to recoil back foreword after you step back if you can..