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Supercharging Karate Strikes

There is one drill

I have never seen anywhere else.

We used to do it in the Kang Duk Won 

back in the sixties,

and it was part of Pinan Two,

and other forms,

but it has disappeared from classical karate,

one more example of the ‘dumbing down’ of the martial arts.

We didn’t have a name for it,

and I just call it ‘supercharging.’

It is used to increase the power of a punch, kick, etc.


do it for a while

and you’ll totally understand and have chi power.

So here is a clip.

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the way this technique works is simple.

You simply raise your leg

then stomp your foot as you strike.

The mechanics behind it are equally as simple.

Weight equals work equals energy.

(Wt = Wk = E)

This is why you do low stances,

so you ‘feel’ more weight,

and have to create more energy,

which energy can be directed into your strike.

But stomping the foot

(and not so hard that you damage your foot)

creates a quick shot of power,

the tan tien works harder,

more energy goes out,

and you simply synch the energy explosion with the punch.


instant ‘chi power.’

Now, as I said,

it is in parts of the classical Pinan forms.

But you won’t see it today.

I have examined virtually every example

of pinan two on youtube,

and it isn’t there.

The technique is about the 5th move in the form.

You have just done the side to side blocks in the beginning,

and you are about to do a simultaneous block and kick to the rear,

then turn 180 degrees and do a knife block to the front.

In the modern version

the student simply turns and takes a stance with a knife block.

In the real version

you kick,


you turn 180 degrees

and stomp the foot as you knife block.

It was hard to twist 180 while you were stomping,

but it taught a higher degree of body control.

There were other examples in other forms,

other ways of doing this ‘supercharging,’

and I have developed it over the years.

As you will see in the clip,

I use it for chops and punches and kicks.

The clip is from the course I put together.

The Nine Square Diagram R & D course.

That course is around 180 video segments.

It is a monster,

and it is FILLED with things like this.


if you’re unsure,

it is a lot of money to invest,

you can always check out one of the other courses on the site

and make sure it is what you want.

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since I have told you the secrets of the universe,

and done the obligatory advertising,

there really is nothing more to say,


of course…



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