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#118374 - 12/21/02 07:36 AM Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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Why does tkd have high kicks? I Think it's mostly show,& Can anyone prove to me that it can work in any particular situation? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#118375 - 12/21/02 01:48 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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Ever been kicked in the head?

Reckon no one can land a kick on your face?

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#118376 - 12/21/02 05:00 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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[QUOTE]Plz Don't take this as a insult, But High kicks are a waste of movement. Cause the high'er the kick the more open a person is.Why does anyone need to kick to the head, that won't disable a person, the same way a kick to the knee, would.A Good ol simple kick to knee,& That that will finnish the job. Example If someone starts to harrass ya & then steps forward with the left foot, do you kick them in the head?No of course not,The Targets are the Knee,shin & the arch of the foot.It cld be a straight kick or side kick or cross kick depending on your position. I Mean no insult by this, It's just my opinion.But If Im wrong, plz explain why the high kicks? I Remember tkd practitioner was in the ring with a friend of mine who was from the same dojo as I.Evertime He started to kick high he'd get hit,& he did it again & got kicked in the groin. in Isshinryu karate a kick to the groin is legal,But not in tkd.& this is kumite which should not be compared to self defense.So why has it become more a bout kicking in the head? You should sidestep or parry,Make you blocks strikes.Keep your kicks low so you can be ready if another attack were to happen. Exaggerate the move,if your foe pulls your arm,Don't fight it go with it but faster & give'm a knee.Or do high low combinations,Until the oportunity presents itself. But never kick high in a real fight. PS But Thats just my opinion. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

[This message has been edited by isshinryu kid (edited 12-21-2002).]

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#118377 - 12/21/02 05:17 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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[QUOTE]& Remember I mean no insult by this.

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#118378 - 12/21/02 05:21 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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Isshin;
"If someone starts to harrass ya & then steps forward with the left foot, do you kick them in the head?"

Joe;
It depends, how close you are, and the way they are standing and the position of their hands. A powerful mawashi geri is easier to deliver than a properly focused side kick.

I entirely agree that a swift groin kick is a great counter to any mawashi geri, none the less.

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#118379 - 12/22/02 07:30 AM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by joesixpack:
Isshin;
"If someone starts to harrass ya & then steps forward with the left foot, do you kick them in the head?"

Joe;
It depends, how close you are, and the way they are standing and the position of their hands. A powerful mawashi geri is easier to deliver than a properly focused side kick.

I entirely agree that a swift groin kick is a great counter to any mawashi geri, none the less.
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#118380 - 12/22/02 07:42 AM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by isshinryu kid:
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#118381 - 12/24/02 05:37 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Does tkd have any kicks that are low?& IF SO WHY not use them as well? Don't get me wrong I respect the tkd practitioners.I wont make a war out of who's style is the best.I Just want to know wht happens to the tkd practitioner when he/she gets older & can't kick high anymore. PS My opologies fo tomany questions. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/frown.gif[/IMG]

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#118382 - 01/07/03 12:58 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by isshinryu kid:
[QUOTE]Does tkd have any kicks that are low?& IF SO WHY not use them as well? Don't get me wrong I respect the tkd practitioners.I wont make a war out of who's style is the best.I Just want to know wht happens to the tkd practitioner when he/she gets older & can't kick high anymore. PS My opologies fo tomany questions. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/frown.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]

isshinryu kid...hi..how are you!?

Barring any hip problems, with proper stretching and daily practice, high kicks can be preformed with great power and accuracy well into a persons 60's. I think most every hard style has techniqes that might not suit an older practicioner's body. Every marital artist, as he gets older, is going to adapt there training towards thier strengths. A TKD stylist will focus mainly on lower kicks and softer hand strikes. Its just like alot of karate masters, as they age, became harder to hit. This is because of experience in reading a persons movements and years of building the muscle memory.

Does that answer your question? I hope its not more confusing [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#118383 - 01/07/03 02:33 PM Re: Why Does tkd have high kicks?
isshinryu kid Offline
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[QUOTE]Hey moogong, I've gotta a story for ya,About 10 yrs ago A tkd stylest came to the dojo.& He wanted to do some sparring,& he did a high kick & got kicked in the groin.& That wuz sparring I'd hate to see wht wld happen on the street.I Remember in 1996 3 Guys going to take advatage this one girl.But this poor defenseless gir kick 3 of them in the groin,& one of them had a tire iron.Which just proves if ya want to disable ur foe,ya kick low. So moogong whtever ya do,Don't do any high kicks in a real fight. PS HAVE A NICE DAY [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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