Thread: Are high-kicks really useful?
11/21/2006 11:30am, #191"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
11/21/2006 8:43pm, #192
Re. high kicks in self defence, although I would never advocate them, I'm reminded of something that happened to a TKD BB friend of mine back in the early '80s. He was a tournament champion and had very fast kicks.
A man with a knife had walked into the rear of a local dress shop and threatened a woman working there. She screamed and he ran out of the store. She followed him out of the store, yelling for someone to stop him. My buddy was on the scene and ran around the block to head the guy off, meeting him straight-on - no kidding - directly in front of the TKD dojang. The guy goes for his knife. My buddy hits him with a JUMPING, SPINNING BACK KICK TO THE UPPER CHEST, which knocks him down, then gets him in a leg lock on the sidewalk, helped out by another man who had been chasing the knifer down the street from the other direction. They restrained him until the police arrived.
It made front page news the next day - "Tae Kwon Do fells fleeing attacker" - although the police report described what my friend had used as a "flying Tae Kwon Do hold" :icon_mrgr
He was also a kind of celebrity in the dojang for a while after that.
True story, so although I'd still never teach or recommend this sort of reaction in a real fight, it pays to remember that all sorts of bizarre **** can work under the right circumstances.
11/21/2006 11:38pm, #193
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lol that knife guy must have felt pretty shiity getting knocked down with that flashy kick.
11/22/2006 5:05am, #194
High kick=/=Axe kick
Some high kicks don't suck. The axe kick isn't one of them.
Originally Posted by KS
11/22/2006 2:18pm, #195
Sorry, it had to be posted, courtesy of feedback on the GSP-Matt Hughest thread in iCompete.
I guess this clip proves that high kicks work at least some of the time for guys like GSP...but I know I'm not going to be landing kicks like that any time soon...
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11/27/2006 1:04am, #196
Next time one of those cheat'n wrasslers tries to shoot, I'm going to do THAT kick!
If they move real slowly."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
11/29/2006 12:02am, #197Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
signed, Mr. Confused (and since I'm a big Andy Hug - the master of axe kicks - fan), and since I have a scar on my forehead from one, you can imagine where I stand on axe kicks."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
11/29/2006 7:20am, #198
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Well, I can't imagine having extra moves in your inventory can ever really be a bad thing. I've won a couple of fights in my day with a few swift kicks to the head, and I've lost few to swift kicks in the head=).
11/29/2006 8:26am, #199since I have a scar on my forehead from one, you can imagine where I stand on axe kicks.
12/15/2006 7:44pm, #200
Originally Posted by patfromlogan
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