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#283537 - 09/05/06 09:28 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfilling! [Re: pepto_bismol]
Chatan1979 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
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I agree that high kicks have their place when used right. But look at that video clip at how many of those guys lost their balance, fell, or just plain lost control when their high kicks connected.
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#283538 - 09/05/06 10:06 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfilling! [Re: Chatan1979]
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I agree that high kicks have their place when used right. But look at that video clip at how many of those guys lost their balance, fell, or just plain lost control when their high kicks connected.




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#283539 - 09/05/06 10:31 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: Eternal_Student]
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I have been studying TKD for a few years and at my school I sit some where in the middle, I am faster than the big guys (but donít hit as hard) and I can hit harder than the fast guys (but not as fast). My flexibility, accuracy and timing are good so head high kicks have never been an issue. I also have been in more street fights than I care to count (it was the job at the time, I was not out looking for it). In the school for me itís 75/25 Kicks/punches. But out of all the street fights I was in I kicked two times, one about belt level to my opponent, the other about my knee high; other than that, all hands. I have always trained for accuracy/power in the full range Ė high/low. I know of several tournament fighters that donít know how to kick low with any sort of accuracy or power. All they can do is kick high Ė boy I love to fight those guys.

Like was said in a post above, I wonít say never, but so far I have not.

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#283540 - 09/06/06 09:14 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfilling! [Re: Eternal_Student]
Steel91 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/06
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A high kick is definately not the first thing I'm gonna go for in a fight but if I were to see an opening (most likely after my opponent is a little fatigued) then I would probly take the opertunity.
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#283541 - 09/07/06 06:07 AM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: pepto_bismol]
skycatcher Offline
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Registered: 09/06/06
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Just yesterday I finished a work out in my garage, and was tired but I thought "lets throw one last kick" I through my round house kick (head hight) and my supporting foot slipped and I fell to the ground.

If I did the same thing on the street I would of been in a lot of trouble.




LOL, I actually did that in RL before. I was just sparring with a friend in the grass and my foot slipped. Not too fun I must admit.

Something everyone should considder is hight. I am 6'2" so a lot of people are shorter than I am which in turn makes a kick to the head easy, but on the downside it allows them to slip in under my kicking leg and take me out if I am not careful.

Personally I don't know very many people that can control a high kick to the head. Most are easy to off-balance or give away a roundhouse coming up with their body motion.

If you're sparring, I say go for it. If you're in a real life situation where it's a matter of life and death - why risk it?

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#283542 - 09/07/06 06:19 AM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: skycatcher]
crablord Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
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Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
i think in real life it would be wiser to use grappling or your hands, im excellent at foot techniques, i once broke someones jaw with a hook kick lol, but on the street, with shoes and jeans, it generally wont work out. If you want to test it do a little workout at home on the bag with your gi on ( uniform) and then with shoes and regular clothes, i think youll find it works out better with the gi! , yeah so i would stick with upper body in a real fight
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#283543 - 09/07/06 07:55 AM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: crablord]
ANDY44 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/06
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I think it depends how good a person is at kicking.
seems like effective mae geri s are a thing of the past


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#283544 - 09/07/06 06:23 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: crablord]
ANDY44 Offline
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#283545 - 09/07/06 06:37 PM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: ANDY44]
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#283546 - 09/08/06 12:05 AM Re: High kicks... look great, but less fulfillin [Re: ANDY44]
crablord Offline
th3 t4sty sn4ck

Registered: 08/10/06
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Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
that video was alright, but i doubt even they would try to pull that off in the street, find me a vid where someone beats someone with shoes on
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