- Nov 7, 2017
- Reaction score
- Southeast U.S.
It is the end effector principle. If you think of a spring in rotational torsion, one end is fixed and the other produces the 'effect' or work, or force, etc.. The energy produced can be directed (think clockwise/counter-clockwise). The same is true for the end effector of a kick (the foot). In a kick potential energy is created (stored) then released. Using a roundhouse as the example, the upper body rotates creating the potential. Then the lower body is released (spring action) becoming the effector. Is a very real way both upper and lower body are moving in the same direction, just at slightly different times.Isn't your balance affected by pulling in the opposite direction to open the hips or does the body adjust to that eventually?
So to your question, if a person is creating or using the potential energy but twisting the wrong way, especially at the wrong time, the answer would be Yes.
Another very valid principal or way to think of it is Yin & Yang.