Time Warp is one of Bonzuko's favorite shows these days. The premise is simple: they take cool things, and film them super-slowed-down. This reveals all sorts of cool scientific things about what they're filming--often their subjects are surprised! Recently they did an episode about big cats (mainly tigers) and MMA. Some of the things they said about martial arts were very interesting, especially when paired with the extraordinarily slowed-down action.
They asserted that “it’s precision of movement that wins a fight” and that Ms. Toughill (one of the fighters) uses her hips to generate force. The core, they said, is what makes movement powerful. However, when they did one sequence, I did call BS: Ms. Toughill punches an overweight volunteer crewmember in the stomach, and he's still standing pretty solid. Sure, she had boxing gloves on, but still: you're telling me that an experienced MMA fighter punches a non-experienced, non-fighter belly and...nothing? Hm.
Erin Toughill Fights