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How to Be Super Fast - The Nackord Karate System of Martial Arts

When Joe Lewis and I were on our bare knuckle undefeated National Fighting Team we used these principles to score. Thanks to Joe and his training with Bruce Lee, we had techniques which were ahead of the times. Thanks for looking, Dennis Nackord

Initial Speed

If miles per hour speed and reaction timing speed are similar in many people, and if the improvement of these speeds can be increased only to a certain level, there must be another factor that allows one person to be consistently faster than another person. This factor is initial speed, or how fast movement starts.

Although it is effected by inherent slow twitch vs. fast twitch fibers in the muscles, initial speed is still the one type of speed that a person has the most control over improving. It is the act of coming from non-action to action and is a function of coordination. Since an opponent will react to the first thing he or she sees, a slow starting speed, meaning it is broadcasted or telegraphed, will allow the opponent to open range or change angle, rendering the attack harmless. If on the other hand, the first thing perceived by the opponent is the attack in motion (assuming the correct distance is used), it is much harder for the opponent to escape.

Therefore, the truly fast athletes have better than average starting speed, or initial speed. And, to attain this fast starting speed, the athlete must first train his or her movements in a slow deliberate manner to learn the proper starting sequence, timing, coordination, and line and/or path of the movement. Once this is learned, the rate of speed of the movement can begin to be increased, thus positively influencing overall speed and athletic performance.



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