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    Help Needed: Spanish Kickboxing Vocabulary

    Hey Bullies,

    I'm mostly fluent in Spanish, but due to my Abuela only making it to second grade (she taught me spanish) my vocabulary is limited.

    I'm about to start teaching beginners kickboxing for kids and adults, and I was wondering in anyone could pitch some general terms I should know.

    I feel pretty comfortable, but sometimes it is difficult for me to explain concepts beyond business and superfical conversation.

    #2
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxeo


    The kicks are generally named like in English: hook kick, middle kick, low kick, etc...
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      #3
      How would I say footwork?

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        #4
        I don't think there is a term for that, really.

        "Mover las piernas" is the closest thing I have heard about it.
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          #5
          Here's a simple question to ask yourself before you post a thread in the technique fora, "Is my topic about a martial arts technique?" If the answer is no, then post your thread somewhere else.

          The names of techniques are not the same thing as pulling one off during sparring or even an altercation.
          Shut the hell up and train.

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            #6
            Originally posted by ArtOfDefense View Post
            How would I say footwork?
            El termino que utilizan muchos boxeadores mexicanos es "juego de pies" o "juego de piernas"

            Para patadas (kicking):

            High kick = Patada alta
            Low kick = patada baja
            Middle kick = patada media
            Front kick = patada de frente
            Side kick = patada de lado
            Heel kick = patada con talon
            Sweep kick = patada con barrida
            Round house kick = patada circular
            Hook kick = patada de gancho
            Axe kick = patada descendente
            Groin kick = patada a los huevos
            Donkey kick = patada de burro/patada de mula

            I hope you find it helpful. Should you need clarification or some more help, don't hesitate to let me know.

            El Paso Bill

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              #7
              Good stuff! I'm in the process of learning Spanish so this is a nice little extra bit of info. Now I know that things don't translate from one language to the other perfectly but am I reading that translation for foot work correctly? Is it something like "playing the feet?" Thanks

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                #8
                Originally posted by HereBeADragon View Post
                Now I know that things don't translate from one language to the other perfectly but am I reading that translation for foot work correctly? Is it something like "playing the feet?" Thanks

                Honestly, I ignore the origins of the 'juego de pies' expression. But as you just said, it could be translated as 'playing the feet'.

                The word 'juego', in Spanish, is one of those with several possible meanings (just like its English counterpart 'play').

                As a verb (jugar), it means to play or to gamble.

                As a noun, it can be play/game (it is its most common usage); but also can mean assorted set (as in "juego de herramientas" -set of wrenches). Another, rather old and seldom used meaning nowadays is "movement" (the movement, or range of motion); not just any movement, but that movement pertaining to 2 or more connected elements, such as machinery pieces or body joints.


                I hope I didn't confuse you. If I did let me know and I will do my best to clarify.

                El Paso Bill

                BTW: I found this Spanish boxing glossary, you may want to give it a look:

                http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Glosario_de_boxeo
                Last edited by zxxvii; 7/11/2010 11:06am, .

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by zxxvii View Post
                  El termino que utilizan muchos boxeadores mexicanos es "juego de pies" o "juego de piernas"

                  Para patadas (kicking):

                  High kick = Patada alta
                  Low kick = patada baja
                  Middle kick = patada media
                  Front kick = patada de frente
                  Side kick = patada de lado
                  Heel kick = patada con talon
                  Sweep kick = patada con barrida
                  Round house kick = patada circular
                  Hook kick = patada de gancho
                  Axe kick = patada descendente
                  Groin kick = patada a los huevos
                  Donkey kick = patada de burro/patada de mula

                  I hope you find it helpful. Should you need clarification or some more help, don't hesitate to let me know.

                  El Paso Bill
                  Thank You Sir!!!

                  That clears up some sore gaps in my vocabulary.

                  Class went great on saturday!

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                    #10
                    ^

                    You are welcome!

                    I am glad you found it helpful.

                    Take care.

                    Bill

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