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- Mental Concentration. Mental concentration is a disciplining of the mind to rid itself of all distractions and to focus on the task at hand. If the mind concentrates on a task, the body can intensify the physical force it generates.
- Physical Concentration. Have you ever tried to pull down a stuck window? You pull and pull with all you might but it will not give. Then you suddenly jerk downward and it breaks loose and comes down. You concentrated your effort, and it worked. To attain maximum power, you must learn to use all your muscles and body mass to concentrate power into a technique. Using the leg or arm muscles alone will not generate maximum power; a coordinated effort by the entire musculature of the body is required. When performing a technique, initially, all the muscles of the body are relaxed but alert. Then they must sequentially contract with maximum force against a firm base. This, along with the driving force of the body mass, concentrates maximum power at the point of impact. At the moment of impact, the entire body is under maximum tension so the reaction force of the impact is transferred through your body to the firm base and back again to the point of impact. To attain this level of coordinated body effort, you must train regularly and often.
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