Singapore Tai Chi Chuan

Resonance

In the field of mechanical engineering resonance is considered bad for machines.

Why?

In nature and in life everything vibrates whether you feel it or not. Machines and structures have their respective natural frequencies that is measured in Hz.

As long as a machine’s natural frequency does not coincide with the natural frequency of a nearby machine or structure then all is well. However, when the machine’s natural frequency does concise with that of a nearby machine or structure then the machine will experience a problem known as resonance.

One way to fix this resonance problem is to shift the coinciding natural frequency away by say welding a strut onto the base that the vibrating machine is resting on.

Knowing about resonance can improve your martial arts skill. If you practice Tai Chi click here. For Wing Chun click here.

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Author: ZenMindSword

Mushin is a practitioner, researcher and trainer for Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He is also author of The Ip Man Koans, The Ip Man Questions and TaijiKinesis series of eBooks, as well as co-author of Complete Wing Chun.

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