How new technology and the internet has changed martial arts?

Innovations by Technology:

Martial arts is one of the most critical forms of sports. It doesn’t only boost your fighting and stamina capabilities but is also vital for self-defense.

The introduction to the latest technology and Internet has been a great initiative in martial arts. With the progress in technology and Internet usage, martial arts has taken a quantum leap upwards. Let’s sneak a peek at how technology has evolved martial arts.

The latest technology innovations have provided martial art trainers with highly advanced equipment that has helped gamers train better and made their games intense. With the newest technology, gamers get an insight into both mathematical and scientific approaches towards their competition. This provides them with an understanding view of their gaming capabilities and helps them to play better. Read more informative articles: Fungi-based Computers

These latest technological advances in martial arts include the following:

Interactive Trainer:

If you are in search of an instructor, then an Interactive trainer is here for you. Interactive Trainer is specially designed for kickboxing workouts. The machine consists of strike pads with accelerometers that give feedback on your strike counts, timing, and efficiency. It’s one of the game changers in martial arts. 

Heart rate monitor:

A heart rate monitor is a device that monitors your heartbeat while you are training. You wear this device on your chest and wrists. You can check your rate from your wrists.

This device helps you in martial arts by improving your stamina. It gives you a target to work on a specific heartbeat and improve your fighting skills. 

Grappling Dummy:

If you cannot find a partner in martial arts, a grappling Dummy is a perfect partner for you. It is similar to a human torso with arms and legs but weighs the same as a heavy bag. You can now practice intense fights with grappling Dummy without fretting about injuring anyone.

iPunch Gloves:

These gloves are designed to record the striking speed and strength. Thus, it can be a great device in practicing giving you insights into your power and intensity. 

Impact of the Internet:

The usage of the Internet in martial arts has increased interactions among the players. It has doubled the reach of gamers around the globe. Fans and Gamers can now interact on the InternetInternet through forums and social media platforms and applications specially designed for martial arts

iJudge Fighters

iJudge Fighters is one of the latest applications available on the Internet. It is still in its developing stages and hasn’t gained much popularity. However, it allows gamers to interact and compete with each other. They can share their gaming scores, judge fights, and also get updates on martial arts. 

Looking forward:

There’s more room for development and progress in Martial arts by more technological weapons to enhance the games. There’s also a scope of establishing and further working on websites and applications on the Internet, bringing jack-up martial arts.

This will open the doors of innovations and opportunities for martial arts enthusiasts and gamers. 

Ancient Technology & History

Ancient examples of technology

Archeologists have discovered ancient technologies which have left scientists awestruck with their precision and efficiency. A few of these inventions are groundbreaking to an extent that they seem impossible to be recreated in modern times with modern technologies. These technologies shed light on the previous socio-cultural aspects of our ancestral societies. 

Antikythera mechanism

This ancient technology was discovered on the Greek island, Antikythera in 1901 by divers who were in search of sponges. The Antikythera mechanism, a 2000-year-old analog computer, had functional gears and it resembled a clock. It is discovered that the ancient invention was also utilized for transportation as it could “replicate the motions of the heavens.” This technology was not any larger in size than mantel clocks at our homes. Unlike displaying time like our modern-day clocks, the Antikythera mechanism used to display “celestial time” by using celestial bodies are guides.

Automatic doors

Automated doors came under the spotlight in 1931 and were considered as symbols of the “modern age”. However, this invention had already been made by the Greeks in 1 AD.

Brass vessels were used as a place to light a fire which generated enough heat to create a buildup of atmospheric pressure to open the door. This vessel used to simultaneously pump water in attached containers which would then act as weights to ensure that the door was kept open. These doors had a functioning similar to that of a hydraulic system.

These ancient doors, however, were not efficient in terms of time, rigid in use, and not user-friendly. Hence were not as popular as automated doors in modern times.  

Houfeng Didong Yi: The earthquake detector in ancient times 

2,000 years ago, the Houfeng Didong Yi, a seismoscope was discovered in ancient China. It was the first effective earthquake detector discovered in history. It was invented by Zhang Heng who was an engineer, scholar, astronomer, artist, and scientist.

The Houfeng Didong Yi could detect earthquakes as far away as hundreds of kilometers. The device was shaped in the form of a jar and consisted of eight tube-like projections on the exterior, with eight corresponding toad-shaped projections at the base. Each of these toad-shaped projections represented a direction taken by the seismic wave while traveling. To demonstrate the direction of the earthquake, the Houfeng Didong would drop a ball in a toad according to the direction of the seismic wave.

Aeolipile: The ancient steam turbine

The Aeolipile was invented by the engineer and mathematician, Heron of Alexandria. This technology functioned like a steam turbine in ancient times. It was a hollow sphere that was mounted in a manner that enabled it to turn on tubes that provided the sphere with steam from a cauldron. The steam would then evaporate from hollow tubes resulting in the device revolving at high speeds.

Although it was an efficient device, it did not progress any further from being a novelty device. It was difficult to obtain fuel for keeping the device operational over long periods of time.