Thread: Are high-kicks really useful?
9/19/2006 9:50pm, #161
Yeh the mechanics of kicking high and kicking low are pretty differant, at least for MT.
9/19/2006 11:13pm, #162
I think it all comes down to the individual.
If your someone who is flexible and can kick head high without warming up, then I suppose head kicks work.
For the rest of us, head kicks are a high risk option. So personally, I would try something else like the good ol' clinch and takedown.Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
9/20/2006 11:55pm, #163Originally Posted by Kidspatula
Originally Posted by Kidspatula
Originally Posted by patfromloganOriginally Posted by KidspatulaOriginally Posted by AnnaTrocity"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
9/21/2006 12:37am, #164
Has anybody said "of course high kicks are useful - a single high kick can incapacitate someone completely" yet?
9/21/2006 9:29am, #165
I prefer being sarcastic when dealing with stupid questions.
10/22/2006 3:28pm, #166
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i know a TKD blackbelt who got into a fight and tried to throw a high kick, the leg was grabbed and the other guy just made of him, so then he tried to kick with the other leg and ended up falling over.
10/22/2006 3:48pm, #167
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avoiding high kicks != antigrapplingOriginally Posted by DojangRat
~Those high kicks in the video posted towards the beginning of this thread were not primariy TKD kicks. I did do a little TKD, and I've never KOed someone with a TKD type kick. Kickboxing kicks are a whole different story. Just because it is a "high kick" doesn't mean it has KO power behind it... in fact mostly it's a very specific type of high kick that usually has enough power to KO somone (a kick boxing round kick to the jaw, or maybe comming over the shoulder into the neck.) Check out the video an notice about 80% of those kicks are the same type of kick - and that they are not your typical TKD "round house" snappy-slappy kicks.
~If someone knows how to grapple, keeping your kicks low will not keep you on your feet. Your TKD friend was proabably on his way to the ground even without his TKD kicks. When I was kickboxing I could sprawl fairly well, and the most I've been able to stay on my feet with a grappler (state level competetor in high school wrestling who had never encountered a kickboxer before) comming after me was about 2 minutes. Some TKD guy (or other martial artist) who doesn't do any clinch training at all is headed for the ground at the beginning of a fight if a grappler wants to take it there, even if all he uses are punches. I am sure this fun fact has been covered numerous other places in bullshido: anti-grappling strategies are far from fool proof, and "avoiding high kicks" hardly counts as a comprehensive antigrappling strategy anyhow.
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10/22/2006 5:08pm, #168
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High kicks have been scoring KOs for a long time already.
10/22/2006 5:47pm, #169Originally Posted by DojangRat
This is what we call the fallacy of testimonial evidence. We're now both right.
High kicks are hard to land, but effective when they hit. If you reject them out of hand, you're rejecting a tool. Likewise, if you count on them when you shouldn't and discount how hard they are to hit with, you can be in some trouble.
10/22/2006 5:58pm, #170
if u aint got no talent an skill......u shouldnt risk doin a high kick any damn way. especially in a street fight