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    Another leg breaker clip. How?

    http://comegetyousome.com/video/shin_break.wmv

    Is this for real? I've done quite a many roundhouse kicks in my day, and I've never felt more than a strong bruising. Do these guys have kicks that are so strong that not even their own bones can take it?

    (did a forum search, didn't find this video, only this one a few times... http://www.okinawan-shorinryu.com/vi.../shinkick.mpeg)
    Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
    ...Willing is not enough you must do
    ~Bruce Lee

    #2
    Old, but thanks all the same.

    :: vomits ::

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      #3
      bah! Foiled again!
      Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
      ...Willing is not enough you must do
      ~Bruce Lee

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        #4
        Jesus Christ! He's kicking so hard he's actually damaging his skeletal system!

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          #5
          I also think that these types of things are likely a cumulative result of many, many kicks over time.

          I have a friend of mine who is training to be a professional fighter who has been side lined several times with stress fractures in his shins. It's not like one kick does it. Hundreds and hundreds of kicks and the inability to tell "normal" soreness from something more serious until it is too late are main factors.

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            #6
            I thought I heard somewhere that you can break your shin that way if you get hit on the wrong part of the bone, i.e. the flat part towards the inside of your shin, and that's partially why when you roundhouse kick you make sure the angle of force is parallel to the ground or pointing downward.

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              #7
              I have pretty much heard the same thing.

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                #8
                I think there was some discussion about that video when it first popped up; I don't know enough about bone breaks to make a verdict on this but some people were suggesting the video's fake judging by how thin the leg looks at the point of the break... would require some pretty serious special effects though.
                Anyone have any idea who those fighters were?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lights Out
                  I have pretty much heard the same thing.
                  Me too, and I'm willing to bet that we heard this on one of the other threads for this exact video.

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                    #10
                    Yup.

                    Basically the conclusion was: uncorrect kicking+bone micro-traumas due to too much training=broken shin

                    that is, if I recall correctly.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lights Out
                      uncorrect
                      Hahaha! You Spaniards crack me up.

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                        #12
                        Ya I thought the video looked familiar.

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                          #13
                          first time i ever seen it. that stuff is freakin scary. are there any records of it happening in a Muay Thai match?

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                            #14
                            One thing I think we need to be careful of when viewing clips like this is blaming the victim. Attributing the break to "bad form" or some other mistake on the guy's part can give a false sense of security and instill a "that can't happen to me" type of attitude.

                            Sometimes you do everything right and shit still fucks up. And no one, no matter how good they are, has perfect form all the time.

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                              #15
                              Thats why I dont kick! I know a thai fighter would prob destroy me with a kick to my thigh but id rather focus on takedowns off the kick. Seriously what moron thought it would be great to take a bone that always hurts when you bump into a coffee table and say "hey lets slam it into other hard things!." Ill stick with punches elbows and takedowns thank you.
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