Thread: Let's talk about spin kicks....
10/01/2008 8:31pm, #1Originally Posted by Omega
10/01/2008 9:01pm, #2
You mean work on my spin kick where I'm pulling it and not trying to make contact? (I'm holding up 1 finger. You want to guess which one?)
10/01/2008 9:54pm, #3
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10/02/2008 5:06pm, #4Originally Posted by Omega
Feel free to make fun of my crappy footwork, lack of head motion, lack of follow up, and shitty punches in exchange for my critique.
Oh, and I appreciate the thumbs up. :icon_thum
10/02/2008 8:25pm, #5
This just in for
Omega, I just got a new heavy bag and was testing it out for the first time today. Since I really I am trying to point out a matter of technique and not trying to bust your chops (bad idea anyway, since you could most probably bust mine harder) I am willing to set myself up for further ridicule with this video my wife shot this evening. I actually threw a couple of spin kicks at 0:27 and 0:30 just to try and illustrate this point. If you can bear through my crappiness to get to those points in this clip, you can see that the kick at 0:27 (my right leg spin kick) peaks before it hits the bag. This robs it of power and gives my opponent more time to react and counter. The one at 0:30, while not great form, does peak at the correct time, when it makes contact with the target. This optimizes power and reduces the amount of time my kick is in my opponent's peripheral vision, which means less reaction time.
10/02/2008 11:53pm, #6
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TEA, try REALLY rotating those hips over on the round kicks. It will help. Push the hip through.
On the side kicks it just looked like you were a bit jammed, and your upper body was still down, bring it up and get the hands up to keep from losing balance (The run/fall back after kick effect).
Nice bag :)
10/03/2008 12:04am, #7
Your punching sucks.
Also, I kick much better than you.
10/03/2008 10:47am, #8
Try and keep your hands in tighter when you spin instead of letting them fly out and try not to let your knee flare so much on the spinning rear kick.
10/03/2008 11:28am, #9Originally Posted by TEA
I except critique when it's correct. You're not correct in this case.
10/03/2008 11:32am, #10
Is that what happened? I'd wondered, but wasn't sure.
It's hard to tell in the video.
I assumed it wasn't just a clumsy kick or you wouldn't have replayed it, but I can see where he got mixed up."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