- Mar 22, 2008
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- Nacogdoches, Tx
Thanks for the explanation. Follow up question. How is one surface of the foot better than the other for each of the applications described?
i believe the heel is better for penetration because of the smaller surface area.
if the force of the kick is the same either way, penetration can be achieved by reducing the surface area that is delivering the force.
classic example if the old "bed of nails" trick. Stand on one nail, your weight will force you down on the nail and it will go right through your foot. Stand on 100 nails, and no ONE nail is supporting enough weight to cause it to penetrate your foot.
So, the blade edge is a larger surface, and isnt suitable for penetration (through some would surely disagree with this) IMO, thats why it is used for snapping kicks, while the heel is used for thrusting style kicks.