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    Thanks Mav. I figured it might have something to do with how they were using the round kick, but I wasn't sure why exactly. Cheers to KMA forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheltrk
    My problem has been my failure to open up my hips enough to get to 45 degrees. My "quarter roundhouse" has had a tendency to go almost vertical--not a terribly useful kick in sparring. I've been working the hip flexor stretches, and it is helping a lot.
    With the 45 degree kicks.....do you kick a lot of elbows? I had that problem when i first start....and my instructor said it was because i was kicking at 45 degrees instead of horizontal. Just wondering.

    i can see where it would be a faster kick though.

    after reading this thread i tried my roundhouse and saw that the more i turned my hips...the more i pivoted on my base foot. i also tried to do it without pivoting and i think i gave myself a hernia....

    great thread...really informative for a noob like myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shu2jack
    Could it just be a bad kick she threw and they decided to use the photo? Could the pivot she uses just not be that big of a deal?

    Thoughts?
    I'm not qualified to speak on this style of striking but I will make a note on the possibilities of the photo. The editors likely wouldn't know what a good or bad technique photo would be. When I did a photo session for a local newspaper, it took a few takes to try and get a good photo. Eventually I had to hold my leg high in the air while the photographer took the picture. Upon closer inspection on it, you'll find one hand is too low, one hand isn't blocking the face, and my hips aren't turned over. Compromises to get the shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by new2tkd
    With the 45 degree kicks.....do you kick a lot of elbows? I had that problem when i first start....and my instructor said it was because i was kicking at 45 degrees instead of horizontal. Just wondering.
    I hadn't thought about it much until I read your post, but yes, I would say I catch more painful elbows (and fists) on 45 degree kicks than I do when I'm kicking more on a horizontal. On the other hand, compared to some of the more skilled fighters I've sparred against, I'm kinda slow, and I don't really time my kicks as well as I'd like to, so I'm sure that's part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheltrk
    On the other hand, compared to some of the more skilled fighters I've sparred against, I'm kinda slow, and I don't really time my kicks as well as I'd like to, so I'm sure that's part of it.
    Yeah i've definitely found that timing is a BIG part of it....i've left the dojang many nights with bruised feet and throbbing ankels b/c of poor timing....:laughing1

    but it's all part of the learning process i guess....

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    It may be that the picture of her not pivoting so much was the best one from the photo shoot. The photographer and editor say "so what? the shot of her face is best in this photo---who cares if she isn't pivoted all the way?"

    Just a thought.
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    The other possibility, given that it's WTF, is that she's throwing a lead leg fast kick as a set up for a rear leg kick. That would have been my first guess.

    EDIT: RE: WTF kicks lacking penetration.

    When I did Olympic TKD...I was all about penetration.
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    Sheltrk:

    The fronts of my hips get very sore from certain kicks. I do lunges, flat leg lunges (top of back foot on ground while arching my back over my back leg) and bent knee quad stretches. Do you have any advice on other stretches? Which do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant108
    When I did Olympic TKD...I was all about penetration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant108
    The other possibility, given that it's WTF, is that she's throwing a lead leg fast kick as a set up for a rear leg kick. That would have been my first guess.

    EDIT: RE: WTF kicks lacking penetration.

    When I did Olympic TKD...I was all about penetration.
    Yes, but you have the power of buddha behind your kicks. Few people do.

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