I got to thinking about this from watching some of the 'members in action' vids here on the site. We all know that hip movement is important for power generation in strikes. But how important is it relative to some of the other factors, like 'dropping' your weight, overall joint alignment or 'launching' into a strike? My stand up training did not really emphasize hip motion over anything else, but it was taken into consideration.

The other thing is, what do you consider to be the most effective timing for hip movement? Should hip movement precede the striking implement (ie; hand, foot, elbow, etc)? Should they move as a unit? Does the striking implement move before the hip does? Does (should?) using a weapon change hip timing or other integration?
relative importance?
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timing?
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Does having a weapon change timing or integration?
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