I like the tech threads so far. keep em coming.

First, hip movement should always procede the striking weapon. Think of striking as popping a whip, or towel, or ball and chain. The movement starts at one end and explodes outward. If you threw the ball first, what good would it do to push the chain behind it?

How important is hip movement relative to other factors? Well, how important is power and speed to your training?
"When I let Go of who I am, I become who I might be."
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