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#91649 - 12/21/03 01:19 AM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
mark Offline
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Registered: 03/04/03
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Loc: uk
i kind of think that if you can kick him in the head , then you have the time for a damn fine punch to the head.
Punches has better "travel" "impact" and "accuracy" and are much harder to block.

also "conflict onset" range is normally within optimum kicking range.

I have kicked people in the real world, never been that happy with the result.........


mark

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#91650 - 12/21/03 07:31 AM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
JKogas Offline
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Registered: 01/25/03
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Mark, you're RIGHT ON! How many punches can I throw compared to the number of kicks I can throw? It isn't even close! Considering the greater accuracy, the fact that I don't compromise my balance, the fact that I can throw them in greater numbers, the greater ability to generate forward pressure, etc., really makes punching a far greater tactic for real fighting.

-John

[This message has been edited by JKogas (edited 12-21-2003).]

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#91651 - 12/24/03 03:40 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
Remandman Offline
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Registered: 08/18/03
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In a real situation, keep the kicks low and powerful. Don't go high or you may find yourself hitting the pavement hard with a big mean bastard beating down on top of you.

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#91652 - 12/24/03 05:12 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
Chen Zen Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Remandman:
In a real situation, keep the kicks low and powerful. Don't go high or you may find yourself hitting the pavement hard with a big mean bastard beating down on top of you.[/QUOTE]

Thats a stereotype. But at the same time you should be an exceptional kicker to try high kicks in a fight so I guess its not that big. As for me I feel safer throwing a kick to the head.

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#91653 - 12/27/03 12:39 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
JKogas Offline
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I just don't like to kick. It's a personal thing though. Nothing against it. If you can get 'em off and do some damage, more power to you. It's just not my forte.

And I'm an old maine now for crissakes....I caint go 'round throwin' them high kicks like ah use to, don cha know. I gots ta stay on mah feets and use mah hains now-a-day boi! What I look like ova heah anyway, a chicken-hawk?


...Sorry....my spirit was suddenly possessed by Alvin Hodge...an old boxing trainer I used to know in Raleigh, NC.

I just need glass of water....

[IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]


-John

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#91654 - 12/27/03 02:09 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
Chen Zen Offline
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I started my MA career as a TKD practitioner and an exceptional one at that so my kicks were the first thing I was comfortable with in protecting myself.Having done other things since then Ive been able to step up my hand game as well.

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#91655 - 01/17/04 06:23 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
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Kicks can be used if they are done low...this is where the more vunerable kicking targets are anyways...below the belt..the knee cap, the halfs, inner and outer thigh etc

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#91656 - 01/17/04 09:07 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
Chen Zen Offline
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Id rather take a kick to the leg than to the lower jaw bone. If you can kick properly and with power any area of the body is a target.

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#91657 - 02/05/04 07:28 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
Jamoni Offline
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Registered: 01/17/03
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Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Think about shoes. What is your average shoe designed to do? ABSORB IMPACT. If you are wearing shoes, your kicking power just dropped dramatically. More surface area, padding, and it's heavier(SLOWER) than barefoot. Admittedly combat boots are heavy enough to do damage in their own right, but have you tried kicking in them? SLOW. Great for stomping the instep though.

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#91658 - 02/06/04 04:14 PM Re: Kicks in Real Combat?
JKogas Offline
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Shoes/boots are why I prefer savate style kicks. If I do any kicking at all, that's how I go about it.

-John

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