This year’s SummerFest participants and teachers had an opportunity to test their punches and kicks on the new “Herman” impact training tool! The “reader” (handheld visual device or wireless computer program) can easily program any number of workouts – or as in the SummerFest event, we simply created a challenge where competitors performed two kicks and two punches – and the reader provides important feedback on individual techniques and cumulative power recorded from the four techniques.
The program records names, weight, height and age of each competitor in this challenge, along with individual PSI scores of techniques and the total score of all four techniques. In the SummerFest challenge, we attached the impact sensor to the back of “Bob’s” head to record PSI of the kicks and punches. (But the sensors can be attached to heavy bags or any other impact training device.)