An Introduction to Energy

Energy comes in only two primary forms. Potential energy and kinetic energy. Potential energy is any stored form of energy. This can take many different forms, which we will discuss in a moment. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. When something is moving it possesses kinetic energy. Examples of kinetic energy include a planet Read More …

Fundamental Physics

Physics represents a key area of study in the martial arts. No motion is possible without one or more fundamental laws of physics being involved somehow. Let’s explore a few of these fundamental laws and how they may apply to some common martial arts movements. Newton’s Laws of Motion Perhaps the most fundamental laws deal Read More …

Angular and Tangential Velocities

Angular Velocity is a measure of how quickly something moves about a fixed point. In other words, how quickly something moves about the circumference of a circle. The speed of this movement is normally measured in radians or degrees per unit of time, most commonly seconds (though if you were measuring the movement of stars Read More …