Oh By the way Bill , you should video tape yourself shattering a skull , it would be great for traditional martial arts . Would be an impressive feat/demonstration .
Playful jabs aside....
It's already been done, Marcus, about 3 decades ago in Black Belt. I can't remember the name of the guy, but I believe the last name was Richie. But I do remember he had a pony tail and one glass eye.
And yes, it was a bit of a morbid demo.
And no, it didn't mean anything to me. Why? The skull was taken quite literally out of context. It was a skull, and not the entire head where the skull would have very different properties.
And if you spend any time in an ER, sooner or later you'd see someone come in with a skull fracture from a fight. Again, already been done.
The question isn't whether or not you can do it, or whether Marcus is going to have fun with me for whatever reason. The question is what we do in martial arts, and why. The question is how we take what already has transpired in the history of human conflict, and bottle it in choreography which we practice.
I dont beleive theres an easy obtainable resonate frequency thats able to be affected by imapcting with empty hands . Seems a little chi to me , I beleive anything that can be acheived by a retraction method can be mechanically done with follow through .
If you have infinite energy, then anything is possible.
If you have a finite amount of energy, or space to do a technique, or limited angle of ingress and egress, then life gets more interesting.
If you haven't spent time studying energy in the frequency domain or understand how chemical bonds respond more to some frequencies than to others, then what I say may seem a bit like chi-speak.
If we were good scientists and got into the laboratory with our strain gages, analog to digital converters, and digital processing software, then we might have some fun with this. That's part of what was done on the National Geographic special
. They wanted to study percussion from various martial strikes in greater detail.