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#322482 - 02/15/07 09:27 AM Just a quick question
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Hi there. I'm looking for the name of a move/technique that I've seen used in many videos etc for standing up quickly from the lying down position. The move involves swinging both your legs around in a circular motion and propelling yourself to the ground, any info would be appreciated.
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#322483 - 02/15/07 09:34 AM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Synapse]
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If it is the movement I am thinking of, I use it pretty frequently and it comes from Northern Shaolin Kung Fu if I am not mistaken. I do not, however, recall the name of it. Sorry for being less than helpful but I do know the move to which you refer.

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#322484 - 02/15/07 12:22 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Synapse]
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It's called a kip-up. Do a search, it's been covered here many times.
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#322485 - 02/15/07 04:22 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: MattJ]
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I think you may be mistaken Matt. I dont think he means propelling himself to his feet from his back, but rather swinging his legs in a circle and coming to his feet. Like a breakdancer.
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#322486 - 02/15/07 04:26 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Chen Zen]
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Hard to tell from the description. "Propelling yourself to the ground".
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#322487 - 02/15/07 04:42 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Chen Zen]
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Quote:

I think you may be mistaken Matt. I dont think he means propelling himself to his feet from his back, but rather swinging his legs in a circle and coming to his feet. Like a breakdancer.




In that case, it would be called a flare or maybe a windmill variation. I'm not sure why you'd ask about that on an MA forum though...


Edited by Leo_E_49 (02/15/07 04:43 PM)
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#322488 - 02/15/07 05:14 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Ive found myself doing this movement before. A valid question for a simple technique i suppose
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#322489 - 02/17/07 03:51 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Chen Zen]
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It's a windmill, not a flare. Flares are the things gymnasts do.

If you go to Youtube and type Windmills, you''ll find what you're looking for.

In order to flip up onto your feet, you just kick hard when you're on your back, and twist your upper body so you land on your feet.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CCNbJcKN24Q

This is very good, professional instruction on how to do windmills, step by step.
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#322490 - 02/17/07 04:27 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
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Don't know about that, I've never seen a windmill end up on your feet, just ending back into the baby or a six step. Although it's true flares are done on your hands, rather than your back... Maybe it's a windmill into a flare then to standing up?
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#322491 - 02/17/07 06:04 PM Re: Just a quick question [Re: Leo_E_49]
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As a former breaker, I'm going with windmill.
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