point sparring technique in full contact
in tkd point sparring, there is a variant of the roundhouse that has as many names as people doing it. i always called it the "diagonal roundhouse".
goes as such.
start with roundhouse foot work
throw the kick with less twist in your hips, but still pivoting on the ball of your plant foot
finish the kick with an upward diagonal strike to your opponent's body
it's good for getting under somebody's guard, and scoring a point, but because you are kicking in a more upward motion and you don't have the hip rotation of a normal kick, you sacrifice power.
because of my long legs (much leverage) and strength, i can muscle this kick through for some body damage where smaller guys can't.
any thoughts on this? viable option, or should i put it in the bin with other point sparring techniques?