a This in no way resembles the crane kick in karate kid, I believe this is called fast kick in tkd.
I know, I was making fun (thought it was pretty obvious and did no warrant smileys). This is not called a fast kick in TKD, it slightly resembles a shuffling side kick (which is only used for point sparring).
b you are turned at 45 degrees to your opponent, not straight on idiot.
see above, do you really need to add insults on to the end of every sentence. My last post may have been sarcastic but it prooved a point, adding idiot or Jackass proves nothing.
c my former master is a former 2 time Kumite champion, yes like bloodsport Jackass
Now you are trying to win an argument by stating credentials. However you refused to name this guy so none of this is varifiable. If youre not willing to back up the credentials don't post them.
d I am not a kid I am 28 years old and I have been doing ma for almost 20 of those years
I however am a kid, but URiel isn't and I'm sure if you post about this technique in the martial arts talk forum you will get a similar response.
e ever heard of a side kick"
No (do i need to post a smiley?)
f you are not standing on the lead leg
that was obvious (although not to some)
g Norm used this stance for point sparring with green belts for green belt humilition, some of which were black belts in other styles such as Shotokan which is the same shit as tkd, and he said if you could touch him you won. In 12 years no one ever did.
h If all your targets are covered how does anyone score a point on you, unless you are slow enough and dumb enough to let them get behind you.
Because under forward pressure it is impossible to stay on one leg ( you aint gonna hop back faster then a person can run). In the best case scenario you hit me once before I am ontop of you, you can either stayon one leg and try to out punch me (wont happen because you cannot generate the same power when you are one leg) or you can try and put you leg down (it wont be down before I get there so you will be off balance).
The biggest point is that the best in the world at point sparring are Olympic point sparrers. If youre technqiue worked in point sparring they would use it, however it doesnt.
The best full contact kickboxers in the world are in K-1. If the technique you talk about worked then they would use it.
You also state that he used this to humiliate people (sounds like a really nice guy), but doesn't that mean he is using it against people he is vastly better then. Which then means he's not using it against good people. Which probably means it doesn't work against good people.
By the way I know your master isn't Frank Dux i'm just showing you that alot of credentials can be bullshit. Please either post something that can varify this or be quite about it.
It is too easy to post somethign such as my instructor is the 15 time world champion in so and so but out of respect I will not name him.
this is the style of TKD I do^^, you can judge for yourself hwo the sparring measure up. There are over a hundred videos on this site. http://sonkal.taekwondo.cz/reindex-en.ph...en.php?rok=2001
Heres a highlite if you don't want to donwload all the vids. You need to have the DIVX codec to run these videos. There is avtuall some beaut counters to the shuffling side kick (similar to the technique reapers talking about however you are moving forward).
Two counters for that in the video are a reverse turning kick and a switch turning kick.
[This message has been edited by kiwi (edited 07-02-2004).]