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written by Sam Rae
published by the Institute of Physics
Visit this site to find out how the laws of physics relate to the martial arts. You'll follow Michelle as she works through the physics of breaking boards of wood with her hand and then tries to do it herself. The site, with versions in both HTML and Flash, also includes links to related topics in physics and martial arts.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- High School
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
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Copyright Institute of Physics; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 16, 2006 until July 1, 2006. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005 Institute of Physics
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Keywords: Newton's laws, applications of Newton's Laws, impulse and momentum, martial arts
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 24, 2005 by Cathy Ezrailson
Record Updated: Dec 02, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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December 8, 2005
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AIP Format
S. Rae, (Institute of Physics, London, 2005), WWW Document, (
S. Rae, Kung Fu Science, (Institute of Physics, London, 2005), <>.
APA Format
Rae, S. (2005, December 8). Kung Fu Science. Retrieved December 11, 2018, from Institute of Physics:
Chicago Format
Rae, Sam. Kung Fu Science. London: Institute of Physics, December 8, 2005. (accessed 11 December 2018).
MLA Format
Rae, Sam. Kung Fu Science. London: Institute of Physics, 2005. 8 Dec. 2005. 11 Dec. 2018 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
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