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    As with pretty much everything, really, "it depends."

    (Okay, I have no vids to back this up but.... here's some personal experience, if you believe if fine, if not, meh, skp this post) I've been in a couple encounters with TKD guys in a street setting (high school party, black belt TKD bragging out how he could beat a big guy.... yeah)

    I was standing at a pretty good distance, but he hit me with this classic TKD move: YouTube - Martial Arts Knockout

    Only issue was.... I had my hands raised, so he mostly hit my hands. I also saw him moving, and stepped to the side. His kick grazed my chin. He had also fallen down. His leg was caught on my shoulder next to my head. I was taller than him and so his head was a few inches from the ground and he was trying to pull his leg off of me. We were on gravel. It wasn't very pretty for him. I kneed him somewhere in the chest (as he was mostly upside down), then threw him off onto the gravel and left.

    So, high kicks work great if you catch your opponent when they are off guard, or if their guard is dropped, and if you knock them out on the first go.

    But if they are expecting it, or if they have a good guard, or if they block, then it can leave you in a very vulnerable position, especially in a "real" fight outside of the ring. So... I'd say use 'em if you can use 'em, but not as a primary tool.

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    ^ Crappiest post in this thread. Congrats.
    Mushi mo atsui hodo
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    Originally Posted by chuey
    ...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.

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    Just because this thread should really just have been a continuous set of picture/video replies and none of the other meaningless opinion babble about why people do or don't like kicking other people in the head:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    Just because this thread should really just have been a continuous set of picture/video replies and none of the other meaningless opinion babble about why people do or don't like kicking other people in the head:

    Nice.

    These aren't nearly as pretty.



    Last edited by TEA; 4/29/2009 11:40am at .
    Mushi mo atsui hodo
    Mushiatsui

    Originally Posted by chuey
    ...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but
    Three rights make a left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerald Torch View Post
    Every almost every real martial artist I know tells me high kicks are completely useless in a fight. But is it true? Mirko Filipovic and Peter Aerts have both been able to use them in fights extremely effectively, but would they work in a real fight?

    YES they are if you can do them fast enough and are in the right state of mind BUT your heart rate is pumping to fast when you get attacked for real to be able to use fine motor movements so your stuck with punching basicaly.
    but NO kicks are not useless

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    the more u know the better

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    thats second one with GSP isn't pretty, but it worked :D

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    id say the best example of high kick being effective is cung le
    you cant argue they dont work after you see him fight

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