Wednesday, August 03, 2011

BOMP - Section II - Physiokinetic Principles

A small, physiokinetically sound person who exploits the physiokinetic flaws of a larger opponent (instead of confronting his size and strength) will emerge victorious. (BOMP, p67)

In our study of Pearlman's Book of Martial Power, we have completed the first section on Principles of Theory, and we are beginning on Section II - Physiokinetic Principles.  "Physiokinetic" is Pearlman's $10 word for anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics.
...Martial technique does not emerge randomly.  Techniques do not... emerge from "just because" rationales... In credible martial arts, technique emerged from, and is limited by how the body works, and how one physiology best works against another.
Thus, in our study of martial arts, the studies of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics must become our masters.  We need to pay more attention to the roots and trunk of this tree, than to its flowers and leaves.
Stay tuned to begin our study of Physiokinetic Principles of Martial Arts.

Patrick Parker
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