Thread: Are high-kicks really useful?
8/09/2012 6:47pm, #301
I don't know if this issue has been raised in this thread already or not, but if it hasn't, can we talk about the devastating murderweapons that are shoes?
I imagine most of you don't go around town in English riding boots like I do, but holy ****, I'm just looking at these and thinking about how much it totally suck to get kicked in the brain with them. I mean, are these soles made of wood or some ****? They feel like they're made of wood. And they're super fucking pointy.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
8/09/2012 7:00pm, #302
I'm wearing some relatively light weight steel toed work boots right now. In addition to the suck factor of being hit with the steel toe, the waffle tread and shoelace hooks would probably not be very pleasant on the face.
8/09/2012 10:05pm, #303Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
10/23/2012 9:05pm, #304
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- Oct 2012
Having fought in the ring and being a bouncer i can tell you in my experience high kicks work in the ring due to there sporting nature, not outside best kick for the street i found was to the knee or lower shin and it was merely to drop someone quickly.
10/23/2012 9:26pm, #305Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do
10/24/2012 11:20am, #306
8/26/2013 7:01pm, #307
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- Aug 2013
I always thought no, but then I got really good at the TKD flicking roundhouse. It looks like it is front kick that is missing so a lot of people ignore it or lean a little bit further out and at the last second you turn your foot over, swivel your hip ans slap the kick across the side of the head or face. The only time I ever did it, it wasn't planned. The person dropped their hands after shoving me and it just happened by instinct. If someone were to ask me if I use high kicks I would always say no, so it even surprise me that 1. I threw it in the first place and 2. that it actually landed.
The kick was more stunning and insulting than damaging.
3/15/2014 10:42am, #308
Looking at Kyokushin videos and thought of this thread. Glaube Feitosa uses his roundhouse and axe kicks very well, and shows that hooks and straights also are effective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nFSaLhHo8o#t=296"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
3/16/2014 5:52pm, #309
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- Mar 2007
- US of A
Some of these are sorta cool.
3/17/2014 11:27am, #310