Every uber-deadly streetfighting article out there spends a second to talk about how flying/jumping kicks are only for the movies, not the real world where you karate chop guys in the wrist when they point a gun at you. But there are few techniques as badass as a jumping or flying kick that actually works. Rarely does a person get enough space to do a running start before a technique, but sometimes you need to run right up to trouble, and if you are, maybe try a flying kick. Anyway, my intent with this thread isn't to talk about how great jump kicks are, because that conversation was exhausted in junior high. My intent is to have a thread where we collect videos of jump kicks actually hitting people to good effect. Or, videos of jump kicks failing, if they fail hard enough. I'll be posting them in order from successful kick to hilarious fail. My favorite thing about watching these is they either work epically or they fail and are immediately punished. Here's some contributions:
A woman being held at knifepoint?!? NOT IN MY COURTROOM!!!
Another successful flying kick vs knife
rope-assisted anti-suicide kick
Police brutality flying kick
Surprise missile drop kick