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Possible reasons: As mentioned by kioopi, momentum and effort. Moving the upper leg requires displacing it further upwards and increases the shear load on the supporting arm. Leading with the lower leg predisposes your front torso to be facing your opponent. Leading with the top leg predisposes you to wind up with your back towards the opponent. While it ...


I think it's just easier to generate hip momentum with the lower leg. If you can do it with the upper leg first, that might be a nice variation.

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