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#226464 - 01/29/06 07:13 PM SIDEKICKS
jamestkdkungfu Offline
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i ahve noticed that many people will leave them selves open for sidekicks alot of the time they wont do it if you set them up for a back they fix it but don tset them up and wham you have hit them with a sidekick i think people need to realize the value of this kick in taekwondo (olmpic style mainly other styles do alot more on the sidekick)

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#226465 - 01/29/06 07:45 PM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: jamestkdkungfu]
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#226466 - 01/29/06 09:24 PM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: jamestkdkungfu]
Subedei Offline
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I'd say the sidekick is the second most useful kick in our arsenal, right behind the front kick. Roundhouse is quite overrated in actual combat IMO.

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#226467 - 01/29/06 10:36 PM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: jamestkdkungfu]
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i ahve noticed that many people will leave them selves open for sidekicks alot of the time they wont do it if you set them up for a back they fix it but don tset them up and wham you have hit them with a sidekick i think people need to realize the value of this kick in taekwondo (olmpic style mainly other styles do alot more on the sidekick)




Uhmmmmmmm........... no offense buddy but what are you trying to say to us here?

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#226468 - 01/30/06 05:06 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: jamestkdkungfu]
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Hey what's up james

Your going to have to edit your post bro. It's really hard to understand it. I think you might have been typing fast, happens to me all the time. I type so fast I often miss a couple of words in my sentences.

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#226469 - 01/30/06 05:16 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: Subedei]
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Have you notice many practitioners have a lot of trouble executing proper side kicks? Many martial artist I've seen are unaware that they are actually doing round kicks only they are making contact with thier heels. Rather then lifting the knee up and thrusting the leg out, they are chambering the knees kicing only from the bent knee but they are using the heel to make contact.

So much power is lost when doing those side kicks.
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#226470 - 01/30/06 10:28 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: TeK9]
Eveal Offline
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Sidekick is by far the best kick in the arsenal period! Especially since alot of TKD fighters fight in side stances. Ok now let me explain my reasons.

Front kicks - Generally fast and snapped. They do not have the KO power unless they are thrusted. They are also easily counted if thrown off the back leg and they put your body in front forward position if thrown correcly making it hard to move the side angles.

Roundkick - Fast / moderatly powerful they can have KO power if the hip is commited into it like it should be. They are easily defended against. All it takes to stop a roundkick is to sidestep or body check them to jam the kicks.

Sidekicks (Gods gift to man) - The most powerful kick next to back kick. Hits with the heel of the full causing maximum damage to an oppenent. Hard to get by and defend against them because you can throw them at all different angles. If blocked, its still going to hurt. Best kick in the world so please use it or you will die.
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#226471 - 01/30/06 10:42 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: TeK9]
Subedei Offline
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That's only true of a small portion of sidekicks. Most are completely linear.


Edited by Subedei (01/30/06 11:55 AM)

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#226472 - 01/30/06 10:57 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: jamestkdkungfu]
Supremor Offline
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i ahve noticed that many people will leave them selves open for sidekicks alot of the time they wont do it if you set them up for a back they fix it but don tset them up and wham you have hit them with a sidekick i think people need to realize the value of this kick in taekwondo (olmpic style mainly other styles do alot more on the sidekick)




Thanks for your opinion James, however it might have been better to cite a particular example. I don't think you will find many people who, having read your post, will open themselves up for your charge.

I study Chang-Hon TKD- and personally use the side-kick quite a lot, indeed it is probably my most often thrown kick. I do not throw it using the heel though, I prefer to use the footsword. My advice is go and throw side-kicks alot in sparring, and perhaps they will learn to use them more!

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#226473 - 01/30/06 10:58 AM Re: SIDEKICKS [Re: Subedei]
Eveal Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
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That's not only true of a small portion of sidekicks. Most are completely linear.




Explain further to me please. Thats such a vague statement.

Though every kick is linear when fully extented the versitility of the side kick is far more dominate. Look at your body positioning and angles that you have after your kick. Also, check out your opponent actions and reactions after you kick at him and if you hit him, he will think twice about charging into another one. Roundhouse/front kicks can be over powered easily by simple movements. If you can prove me wrong, than please do so. Roundhouse kicks are thrown alot more because of how easy they are to throw. I seen some streetfighters throw some pretty crappy ones and actually done some damage with them lol. Side kicks damage output is twice as high IMO.
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