Some schools treat it as a regular outside crescent kick
Thanks for your help! Is this kick only used in Taekwondo and Taekkyon? I do Karate and I looked it up on wikipedia and it said it might be called a "dragon kick" in Okinawan Karate. I can't seem to find any decent YouTube videos demonstrating this kick with the front leg.
I don't remember learning it in TKD, I certainly didn't learn it in HKD (but at my second HKD school the outside crescent kick was performed with the leg bent, with a whipping action) but I do remember seeing it on TV when they talk about Taekkyon
The twist kick seems to be pretty common in the ITF. Here's some guy (non ITF) doing a front-leg version:
YouTube - DRILL: Twist Kick by Barry Shackleford
We did the twist kick all the time in the ITF-related places I trained. ITF guys are also pretty well known for using that kick in breaking demonstrations.
As for TK girl, and speaking as someone who admittedly doesn't know jack about TK, it looked very similar to the standard wushu (movie-fu) forms I've seen so much. Is that at all traditional, or is it some kind of "performance" TK?
We call it a kagi-geri in our system (Hook kick).
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It's "what looks cool in an ad" TK, ergo barely TK at all. The only distinctive moves were the twist kick and one of the blocks. This is understandable, since the point of the ad was to emphasize TK-Girl's high kicks in order to show that there was no "leakage."
...it looked very similar to the standard wushu (movie-fu) forms I've seen so much. Is that at all traditional, or is it some kind of "performance" TK?
There are some common moves that show up in performances/demos, but these are mostly elaborate flying kicks and throws that almost no-one uses in competition.
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