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#381302 - 02/04/08 06:44 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BodhiHuss]
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and ide like to learn to head kick beacause you it just adds to my arsenal . why limit yourself . . .




Why limit yourself? Because in order to use your techniques in a real, chaotic, and possibly life-threatening situation, they must be reflexive. Do you know how many times you have to repeat a motion in order for it to become reflex? Some say 10,000.





I agree that is takes numerous hours of training to get a move or a technique. And yes its true that what you will do in a fight will be distinctive. However, if he wants to learn how and puts the effort in there is no reason he cant. Everyone has to begin somewhere. Thats like telling every Tae Kwon Do member who used high kicks that is a waste of time. Now to get it into use, he will have to practice them over and over again. But there is no saying whether he will or wont, so we have to leave it up to him.

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#381303 - 02/05/08 08:44 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: Jer_sm]
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Jer_sm

Kicking to the head does not require you to be able to do any kind of splits.

I am 52, of limited flexibility, but can still kick to the head.

It is more a question of having good mechanics. Have those and you don't need to be able to do the splits.
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#381304 - 02/05/08 11:13 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: JohnL]
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I'm 34 and kick to the head as long as they aren't over 7'6".

Bodihuss,

People practice martial arts for many reasons. Would you like kicking to the head to fall to the wayside for everyone? Maybe he is not interested in reflexive action or self defense? Maybe he just wants to look or feel cool?

I practice goju, it has low kicks,but I can still kick high from my tkd days. I'm into self defense, but that's just me.

My coworkers are only impressed with how high I can kick. Everything else is misunderstood.
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#381305 - 02/05/08 11:55 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BrianS]
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Brian I can kick just as high as you. How tall are you?

Casey
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#381306 - 02/06/08 07:36 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: BrianS]
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Maybe he just wants to look or feel cool?




Buy a Stay-Cool suit:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/the_staycool_su_1.php
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#381307 - 02/06/08 03:49 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BodhiHuss]
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plus im already doing some pretty nice round house kicks to the ribs and leg kicks. i just cant reach the head lol. i cant even touch my toes bending foward, I think i should work on my hamstring.
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#381308 - 02/06/08 07:19 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: Jer_sm]
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Yeah hamstrings are a major factor when it comes to kicks. However, I would work a lot on the inside of your thighs too. Eventually when you want to get nice side kicks, that will be important.
Also work on slowly doing the movements of the kicks, in steps. So here is an example:
Front kick- bring up back leg (hold), extend leg (hold, bring back in (hold), back to fighting stance...

This will help a lot with the technique which will make it more useful once you get there. AND if you have a bag to work on, I would recommend using one. Since its good to have contact so you will get used to it before you use the kick sparring.

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#381309 - 02/06/08 07:58 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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ah ok thansk

yes i do have a bag i have it hooked up in my room. its acutally right behind me. im always at it
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#381310 - 02/07/08 01:46 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: clmibb]
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Brian I can kick just as high as you. How tall are you?

Casey




Taller than you. I do it flatfooted.
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#381311 - 02/07/08 05:12 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BrianS]
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I do as well....I'm 5'6"....nope wait, I can kick someone who is 6'6" in the head. I was thinking that I can kick Michael Jordan in the head and forgot he was a "short" guy in the NBA. Oh well, kicking a foot over your own head is still ok I suppose.

Casey
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