08/22/2017 (Tue) 17:38:13
There are several other stuffs to write I'll go through it the way these come to my mind. First let's talk about hitting/punching strength.
Yes it is based on muscle mass and the contracting-stretching ability of the muscles and tendons and whatnot but every "martial art" instructor will tell you that it is not enough to hit with only your arm, if you want to throw a real punch you need to start your punches from your body, which means a certain turning movement of the body as your fist moves forward. This movement will guarantee that not just the muscles on your arm will be behind your hit but the muscles of the chest, back, and the core muscles. Some "martial art" instructor will tell you that you have to start your punches from your leg, heel, foot which is also kinda true as thigh muscles give energy into the turning also you need a solid base to execute the move.
Now if you watch both vids...
and this: >>9628
then you can observe that both the man and the kid hits mostly with their arms. In case of the man it's harder to judge thanks to the angle of the camera and it seems he leans back, also he's fast so not the easiest to follow. Nevertheless most of the kids punches (with the exception of his jabs and the last few punches from about 0:18) aren't proper hooks but swings started from his shoulder and moved by his arm muscles and it seems the man's punches are somewhere between these swings and proper hooks. The real difference is that the man has the muscles to get away with it. Of course he has less distraction to be precise and sit his hits on the chin of his adversaries (and he has the skill to do it ofc). (On the view of Nth times of the vid, his last punches on the third dude are kinda half-assed).
The situation with the kids is clearly not a spontanious conflict or a mugging. From their uniformized wear we can safely assume they know each other, they may learn at the same school, they are siblings or go to the same chess club. They might be instructed by the same kung-fu master (but in this case the five are extremely green beginners). Who knows. So they know each other and the five know the skill of the lone.
So the fight betweem them is not a spontaneous it's not evolved from angry exchange of words on a random pattern but it's a prearranged one. It's clear from their initial starting position and how they are advancing together into the fight. Maybe they had a disagreement and made arrengements to resolve things but even then they would stand less orderly, maybe they had a bet they can/can't beat him, maybe it's some kind of a showcase because the whole thing looks like someone said hajime. Too bad we cannot see their facial expression due to quality, also too bad we don't have longer vid with the pre- and post-fight habbenings. They all stay in the near none of them runs away, even the little one in the back on the left stayed, even after he got a kick in his face in the end. Sumbission but no fleeing. It was important to stay there for some reason so it was probably clear: after the fight no more enmity.
Interesting how they not try to wrestle him. It seems two of them are somewhat bigger than him they have weight advantage they could just hug him and force him to spend his energy on wriggling. Also they didn't try to catch his leg which would send him on the ground with those jumping kicks he does he would be trapped. I can imagine they forgot this but the holding him down was ruled out previously by an agreemen or custom.
Erm I forgot where I wanted to go with this.