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#119099 - 06/08/03 11:01 AM Kicks
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Why does Tae Kwon Do have low kicks and high kicks?

[This message has been edited by dawgzog (edited 06-09-2003).]

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#119100 - 06/08/03 03:51 PM Re: Kicks
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Why does milkshake have milk?

I think you need to rephrase the question.

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#119101 - 06/09/03 12:20 PM Re: Kicks
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So they can kick high things and low things
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#119102 - 07/14/03 08:20 PM Re: Kicks
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haha JohnL [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/tongue.gif[/IMG]

i will attempt this, but because my answer is based on an assumption, the answer may be wrong....

low kicks~~obviously because they are effective, they also allow the chambering of power

high kicks~~can also be effective, but can tend to not be so powerful and can leave time for your opponet to knock you off balance. TKD is a lot of point sparring (originating from soldiers combat training) and, the head is up high. you get extra points for a well executed head shot. To reach the head, you need a high shot!

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#119103 - 07/14/03 10:38 PM Re: Kicks
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Soldiers train for combat using point sparring???????
Are you insane, on drugs, or take to many head kicks??????????????????
You kick high to strike head and throat.
Kick low to hit ankles,shins,knees,groins,ribs, solar plexus.
You do either of these to cause pain, disability, or death to opponent.

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#119104 - 07/15/03 08:18 PM Re: Kicks
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by nekogami13:
Soldiers train for combat using point sparring???????
Are you insane, on drugs, or take to many head kicks??????????????????
You kick high to strike head and throat.
Kick low to hit ankles,shins,knees,groins,ribs, solar plexus.
You do either of these to cause pain, disability, or death to opponent.
[/QUOTE]

i said it originated...meaning they didnt point spar they fought aiming for the areas you pointed out...point sparring developed form those excerisises...

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#119105 - 07/15/03 10:53 PM Re: Kicks
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Smittenkitten, I humbly apologize for misunderstanding your post.

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