Speed is the rate at which an object moves from one location to another. As it relates to martial arts, speed is an important trait to develop for strikes and mobility. When striking, speed is necessary to overcome an opponent's ability to react and defend against the strike. The same thing applies to mobility, whether standing or on the ground. Speed is also a component of power. Because force equals mass times acceleration, increasing the speed of a strike increases the acceleration, therefore delivering greater power.

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