Thread: Trouble with high kicks
9/30/2008 8:05pm, #21Originally Posted by Omega
9/30/2008 10:51pm, #22
You know I do have a 2nd dan in TKD right? Yeah...showed you bitch...
9/30/2008 11:11pm, #23Originally Posted by Dempsy Roll
10/01/2008 1:39am, #24
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Do a jumping headkick. It provides more power, more range, and more height. It's only rare because it takes many years to master it, but in the end it's worth it.
10/01/2008 8:26am, #25
Umm...whatever you do, don't listen to nord."This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"
Originally Posted by Squerlli
10/01/2008 9:05am, #26Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
10/01/2008 9:32am, #27
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So.... where's the video of your high kick?
One thing that was only briefly touched on (sort of mentioned as an afterthought) was the range. Everyones been mentioning rotation, but if you're able to kick the bag with power and the kick feels fine against people your own size (or shorter), then it may be that you're not adjusting your range properly to kick the taller opponent.
However, that's just a guess. Show us video so we can see what's REALLY happening...
10/01/2008 5:00pm, #28
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It may have a little bit to do with your genetic superiority.
Back when, all the partner & pad drills I did were designed with righty vs. righty in mind. I thought it was fine at the time, since we'd drill both sides equally (switching to lefty vs. lefty), but while the techniques themselves were getting practiced, I wasn't practicing how to actually "fit them in" vs. my opponent's (most likely) orthodox stance.
Oh well, food for thought, and totally not just because I just wanted to get that "You haven't posted in awhile" **** off the top of my screen.
10/01/2008 5:00pm, #29
Here's a list of kicks that you can use to kick people in the head:
Spinning Heel Kick
Spinning Back Kick
Inverted Roundhouse (my personal favorite for totally retarded kick)
Jumping spinning roundhouse
Jumping spinning axe kick
Jumping spinning heel kick
Jumping spinning back kick
Side kick (my personal favorite for breaking someone's face)
Yes, I've used all of these on more than 10 occassions to kick someone in the face.
But I've only landed a 540* roundhouse on someone once. Accidentally.
Last edited by King Sleepless; 10/01/2008 5:03pm at .
10/02/2008 3:01am, #30Originally Posted by Sarcastro