Methods of Power Delivery

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  1. greytowhite

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    I don't really like the term "power generation" as I don't feel like this is something I'm making more like letting happen. I've been putting together a list of the various methods I've been exposed and where I learned it. Please, feel free to comment, by no means do I mean this to be a comprehensive list. Also, I've only got various pieces of each of these so far, so much work ahead.


    Isolated strength

    • Tension

    • Strength training
    Heaviness

    • Maximum tension, relaxation (Systema)

    • Stretching

    • Neigong
    • Shiko (not knee walking but the “sumo stomp”)

    • Squat exercises ala Baji/Aunkai
    Centerline power - strike from centerline out, grab from out into center

    • Little Idea Form

    • Some Yiquan strength testing
    Box - limits of hips and torso alignment

    • Little Idea Form

    • Shaolin
    External Harmonies - Hip/shoulder, elbow/knee, hand/foot above each other on same side

    • Standing meditation

    • Yiquan strength testing
    Elastic Power

    • Bouncing exercises

    • Circle walking

    • Plum flower posts

    • Shiko
    Wave - Crashing (up/down front or back of torso)

    • Xingyi - Front of torso Chopping and Crushing/Back of torso Cannon and Drilling

    • Neigong
    Crossing - Harmonies but now opposite sides

    • Silk reeling

    • Push hands
    Shaking - Like a wet dog

    • Chen silk reeling (kua figure 8)
    Side power - Opening and closing the rib cage/kua

    • Lion bagua

    • Shiko

    • Xingyi sparrowhawk
    Unit power - Whole body’s mass arriving at once

    • Xingyi stepping

    • Circle Walking

    • Standing Meditation
    Spiral power

    Circle hang
     
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    To clarify I think I was using Yiquan strength testing as an example of single movement drills. I've learned a number of different drills throughout different styles. I've pretty much stopped all wing chun and Japanese stuff.
     
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    Bumping Power
    • Weight shift in hips (Chen taiji)
    • Step through opponent (Xingyi, Bagua)
     
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    Whipping Power
    • Isolate parts of limb (backfist)
    • Whole limb
    • Wave
    • 4 Ends (foot to hand ala Chen)
    • Ripple (tongbei)
    • Beng/Pao
    • Heavy Arm Swings (aikido)
     
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    Power simply comes from muscle conditioning and learning to get multiple muscles to work together to generate explosive power.
     
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    I think the OP is talking about means of expressing it, not of creating it or cultivating it. The title is about delivery.
     
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    Explosive power is not always the goal with many of these.
     

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