The Discovery

Strike Research has for the first time, overcome the two major obstacles associated with measuring the total force generated in all impact sports. Firstly, negating the potential for serious injury, during measurements. Secondly, traditional force measurement is entirely subjective, that is, the harder the surface, the greater the force generated. Therefore, the maximum force human beings can exert, can only be achieved when striking a completely solid object! For that reason, no standardised system of force measurement currently exists. Furthermore, as the hardness of each rig used determines the outcome and all rigs vary in hardness, all existing studies to-date, are incomparable. Following 4 years research, and a further 2 years testing with real people and real impacts, in virtually every discipline, a relationship has been discovered between the measurable (SI) units of impact power and total energy in a strike. When combined, these allow the quantification of all human impacts. We call this compound unit the Franklin (f),named after its inventor.. This breakthrough allows for a whole new generation of calibrated, sensitive, standardised (everyone is the same) satisfyingly tactile, PC based training and testing equipment. We call it the StrikeMate and it gives the user new and invaluable information, not previously available, instantly, from the novice to the scientist.

Please click here to see fast rising star of the UFC, Conor McGregor, putting the StrikeMate through its paces, at the CSUF.

The Testing

Field tested for 24 months and used globally by Olympians, Sport Institutes, International Martial Arts Associations, Sport Universities and professional trainers involved with elite athletes, television companies including National Geographic TV, the MMADraft and Contender Promotions.

The Benefits

StrikeMate will bring about a positive revolution in the way people train. Interactive training means seeing the results of your training, what works and what doesn't. 1. Measure individuals as well as your team's continual improvement, log and print the information. 2. Compare & improve techniques, developing a more powerful, better balanced fighter 3. Find weaknesses you are not currently aware of. 4. Refine techniques for more power. 5. Monitor healthy norms to help predict more serious injuries. 6. Monitor consistency, stamina, training regime and dietary effects on power development. 7. Make comparisons with other users, across the globe. 7. Use the random audio/visual triggers to measure reaction time improvements. 8. Generate league tables with seven parameters. 9. Allows remote monitoring, take it with you if you training away from base. 10. Windows 7& 8 compatible.

The Invention

StrikeMate: the world's first interactive trainer, for impact sports.
PowerTrainer: a passive impact pad.
Transportable Stand
Permanent Wall Bracket

The License

Strike Research is looking for partners interested in buying licences, giving them the exclusive rights to produce and market StrikeMate within specific markets and territories. You supply the foams, plywood, bag, simple assembly, test, brand & global market. You purchase pre-tested sensors direct from our approved supplier. For PowerTrainer, Transportable Stand & Wall Bracket, we supply samples for you to copy, calibration rig and expertise. Global market with no direct competition.

The Feedback

'Recently, scientists at the Australian Institute of Sport quantified the reliability of the StrikeMate for measuring maximal punching power in athletes. Their findings help coaches and athletes interpret the results of testing using the StrikeMate. Their assessments showed that if an athletes punching power improves by more than 1.8% over time, they can be confident that their training has lead to positive change in performance, not simply random variation'. Quote: Clare Humberstone, PhD BSc (Hons), Senior Sport Physiologist, Physiology, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Sports Commission. Measurements taken in kilowatts


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"I’ve never measured how powerful my punch is. I’ve broken punching machines, I’ve beaten guys 10 times my size, but I haven’t measured my punch because it’s not worth smashing my hands up. You can ask my last 25 opponents what my punching power is like."

Amir Khan, Boxer*
Quoted from an interview in Jam, the News of the World men’s magazine 2011.

Manchester University’s School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) measured the force* and speed of 4 punches by the boxer Ricky Hatton. The study cost between £10,000 and £12,000 +VAT, around £3000 per punch.

According to the Managing Director of Biosense Medical Ltd.

"The scope for analysis and comparisons is endless. White belt beginners to Masters are all ideal candidates for testing and measurement."

Kevin Franklin,
Strike Research Founder