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#130470 - 05/02/04 02:13 AM The tornado fist combo?!?
Wolfpack Offline
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Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 124
Loc: Langley B.C. Canada
I was just recalling one of my first sparring matchs. My partner, as usual for my early fighting days, was a thai boxer the went by the name of Sam. This was long before i had started my karate training, my opponent Sam was skilled, strong and lethal and against this I had only my determination.

The match took place between me and him at a party during grade 10. I had a nice row of spectators who were watching me get pummeled. Sam was dodging my punchs like nobodies buiseness (I had no kicking strength back then so my kicks were ineffective and useless), I think I must have landed only 3 to 5 blows for the first part of the fight. Frankly, I was doing terrible but I sucked up the pain (mostly in my leg from his low kicks) and I kept on fighting.

He had just finished a low kick that had made my leg shiver, then fiegned a punch, and then gave me a left hook to my face when it happend. I went with the momentum of the hook, spun around, hit him with a backfist from my right hand, while continueing my momentum I hit him with a left hook of my own, still continueing with the momentum, I land another spinning backfist and left hook. I then proceeded to REVERSE my momentum and sucker punch him right in the nose.

Never before having landed any form of combo on him before, I dropped my gloves in suprise at what I had just accomplished and just stared at him as he stumbled back from the hits. I had never felt more awesome during a match. I even got a full out cheer from the crowd. I'm sure many of you are scoffing at such a ridiculiouse techique as the Tornado Fist but still the memory makes me smile as I think that for a little while, I got to be the tough guy in my grade.

Happy highschool memories [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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#130471 - 05/18/04 04:04 PM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
DragonFire1134 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
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Amazing story! I've seen where people have gotten punched and spun around with a spinning backfist, but tornado combo...thats awesome. It generally isn't wise to ever turn your back to your opponent in a fight, but when you hit someone the least you expect them to do is counter that swiftly. Whatever works right! Did you win in the end, did the combo take the fight out of him?

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#130472 - 05/25/04 11:26 PM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
otobeawanker Offline
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Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 192
Loc: CANADA
Actually if you rode the left hook, it would have been your left hand that landed the backfist. So either you are making it up, or you don't know left from right.

[This message has been edited by otobeawanker (edited 05-26-2004).]

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#130473 - 06/08/04 12:16 AM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
Kyoku Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 184
Loc: Dubbo, NSW, Australia
I agree with the others otobeawanker. I know nothing, and I admit that freely. I am here to learn, not critize. If you are so learned, why do you even bother using this forum?

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#130474 - 06/08/04 09:40 PM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
otobeawanker Offline
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Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 192
Loc: CANADA
I am learned, but the more you know the less you know.

Its just simple physics.

If you ride a left hook around for a backfist, you will be turning counter clockwise. Therfore your back of your left hand will be stiking the backfist not the right.

Details are important.

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#130475 - 06/14/04 05:55 AM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
ken harding Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
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ohtobeawanker, knowledge you may have, wisdom, you would seem to lack.

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#130476 - 06/15/04 12:58 AM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
Wolfpack Offline
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Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 124
Loc: Langley B.C. Canada
Well, i'm not the best story teller so you can fault a few mistakes can't you. You seem to get what I was trying to say though. And in answer to your question dragonfire, no he ended up taking the fight from me as I had had no formal training at that point in my life; he did and he outwieghed me by 20 pounds but damn it was a much better fight after that [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#130477 - 06/17/04 02:46 PM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
Anpadh Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 162
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
I know what you mean, Wolfpack. There was this kid who used to always jump me from the back, and watch me hit the ground, every time. He did it without malice, I guess, because he never tried to beat me up or anything. He just thought it was hilarious. Finally, I learned a judo (?) trick from an older friend (I was in middle school and he was in high school). It enabled me to pull both of the other kid's arms over my shoulders and flip him over my head, when he charged me from the back, the next time. It was hilarious to see his expression when he flew through the air and landed on the floor. Well, it was not really a floor. It was well-padded with thick mattresses as it was where we learned to do somersaults, during PE. Still, it was nice to see him be surprised, for once. He never tried it again. Nobody was really hurt, but it was really funny and it felt good to see him be the one on the floor, for once. I know, it isn't as spectacular a story as the Tornado Fist, but it's still a good memory :-)

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#130478 - 08/10/04 01:17 AM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
Wolfpack Offline
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Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 124
Loc: Langley B.C. Canada
lol good job bro. I would have liked to have seen that. What you did actaully takes skill, i just got lucky when I was being spun around by a sucker punch [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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#130479 - 08/17/04 07:40 PM Re: The tornado fist combo?!?
Anonymous
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otobeawanker, do you know what a hook is? It is where you left hand (if thrown with you're left), moves from the left of you're body to the right, thereby moving clockwise, not counter clockwise. If you throw you left hook with you left foot in front, that puts you right hand in back. A backfist also moves clockwise (it is basically the opposite of a hook.) so if you continue to spin until you're right foot is in front, you can then throw the backfist with the right hand. So what he is saying makes perfect sense, and you are wrong. I don't know why no one pointed this out earlier, as it is obvious.

[This message has been edited by Radok (edited 08-17-2004).]

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