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#336572 - 06/28/05 08:28 AM how did u get ur side split??
DaDoN_1 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/05
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i'm a green belt in jujitsu...but we also practice a whole lot of different styles..one being TKD..and i'm havin trouble gettin my side split..i my side kick reachs head height..but...how do i get that split 2 the ground??..i already do stretch alot...

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#336573 - 06/28/05 10:00 AM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: DaDoN_1]
wynnema Offline
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why do you want splits for TKD

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#336574 - 06/28/05 03:25 PM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: wynnema]
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Registered: 06/24/05
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Quote:

why do you want splits for TKD




Probably so he can kick higher...(Just guessing).


Edited by Iamdadude (06/28/05 04:35 PM)

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#336575 - 06/28/05 09:36 PM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: Iamdadude]
knightcommander Offline
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Doind side splits wont make your kicks higer. Kicking requires dynamic flexabilty not static.

With that said, to do the side splits pracitse it more. A good tip is to stand on pieces of paper. It helps remove friction so you can get lower.
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#336576 - 06/29/05 07:42 AM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: knightcommander]
DaDoN_1 Offline
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can u tell me the difference between dynamic and static flexibility knight??
and the ground that i stretch on is already smoothe...

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#336577 - 06/29/05 11:28 PM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: DaDoN_1]
knightcommander Offline
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Static is relaxed stretching, ie lying in a position and holding it.

Dynamic Stretching is moving the joint further and further past its maximum motion through swings. Such as side leg swings.

Dynamic stretching will also allow you to kick head high without warming up.

Im sure someone else can put Dynamic flexablitiy into better words for me.
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#336578 - 06/30/05 12:24 PM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: DaDoN_1]
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#336579 - 06/30/05 01:40 PM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: JasonM]
DaDoN_1 Offline
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thanks alot guys...so i guess we only do the dynamic stretching when we are gonna do kung-fu...we don't really do that when we are gonna practice TKD or anything else...

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#336580 - 07/01/05 07:03 AM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: DaDoN_1]
wynnema Offline
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thanks alot guys...so i guess we only do the dynamic stretching when we are gonna do kung-fu...we don't really do that when we are gonna practice TKD or anything else...




err no how/why would you come to that conclusion.

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#336581 - 07/02/05 10:35 AM Re: how did u get ur side split?? [Re: wynnema]
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I don't have my side split -yet-, but I'm pretty close. Usually when you do a side split, you have your legs kind of straight out. I kind of have my lower legs behind me, so it looks like I'm just going down on my thighs. It works pretty well.
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