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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    I've seen similar spinning drop kicks in kyokushin before; any have some clues as to What's Up With That?
    I didn't see this kick like this in KK dojos, but there is a real appreciation in KK and other Japanese arts of the ability to pull off difficult techniques. There is even what I've heard called "beautiful" techniques in KK and other TMA karate, and they get judged highly. Andy Hug was the most famous KK fighter and was known for using innovative kicks. As far as I know, he was the first to win matches with things like axe kicks or once in K1, a spinning back wheel heel kick to the poor opponent's thigh. The kick slammed in like a 9 pound sledge hammer and the poor guy went into shock and just fell flat on the mat.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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    Can't be 1-2-leg kick all the time. I love me some crazy **** when it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    Reminds me of that early UFC guy with his own system. You know, looked like a hillbilly.


    EDIT: Harold Howard

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    Are you on something?
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    I'm of the belief that pulling off cool **** should be celebrated. If he missed, well, he'd have to find a way to deal with it. But it worked, and we got a great video.

    Fighting the "right" way works up to a point, but if everybody's just doing the same thing, it's time to start using your imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    And as far as that kick goes its still stupid. Here let me kick in a way that places me on the ground so if I miss you can curb stomp me.
    It would've been stupid if he'd missed, but he didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    It would've been stupid if he'd missed, but he didn't.
    True he did hit his target, but then again so do meteors from time to time. Look I'm all for fancy kicks, hell I started out in TKD, but that kick just seems silly IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    True he did hit his target, but then again so do meteors from time to time.
    Meteors are called meteorites if/when they hit the ground, because whether or not something hits makes a big difference.

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    I enjoyed the knockout

    Even though I know I won't be pulling this move in a self-defense situation, but in a tournament you can have some fun pulling unorthodox moves

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    Actually, this is a useful technique, not only in karate tournaments, but also in soccer (an online dictionary informs me that the English term is "bicycle kick"):
    There are no wrong threats, only wrong answers. (Strategy game truism)

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