Science and Nonsense in the Martial Arts

A session at Skepticamp NYC 2010

Saturday 4th December, 2010

1:20pm to 1:50pm (EST)

Training in traditional Eastern martial arts can be highly rewarding, but it is often clouded by mystical, unscientific ideas about "chi," "death touches" and the like. Let a fourth-degree black belt in Japanese karate dispel the woo with a look at the physics and biomechanics that really put the power behind the punches, and a demonstration of breaking.

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John Rennie

Former editor of Scientific American

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Time 1:20pm1:50pm EST

Date Sat 4th December 2010

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