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Jun
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comment Proper Foot Orientation on Spinning Back Kick
@SteveWeigand: "which most martial arts actually do" - I don't feel there's significant similarity between WTF TKD back kicks and many other arts. While the "hybrid" you describe undoubtedly adds power and safety compared to an unrotated back kick, it's dramatically less powerful than having the knee up slung around by hip rotation. Another benefit of lifting the knee more to the side is the easy switch-up for a hooking kick with the heel. Different priorities and compromises, which I feel trend strongly towards a higher knee. I expect we'll have to agree to disagree and all that. Cheers.
Jun
9
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
This March 2014 article in The Telegraph (UK) states 'The spate of “king hits”, now known as “coward punches” at the request of the victims’ families, have caused 91 deaths in Australia since 2000'. The article implies they're not from prolonged assaults. That's in a population of around 20 million. I'm not saying that's a significant risk; I'm not saying it's insignificant - just sharing some stats for perspective.
Jun
8
comment How to win a street fight without putting anyone's life in danger?
@Vae_newbis: no... spinning attacks tends to be risky, and unless you have a dramatic advantage in size, speed and experience - many spinning techniques are easily blocked, countered and/or caught. If the situation's escalated into full-on violence, I recommend taking any chances to step into an opponent's "blind side" (moving behind the line of their shoulders) - striking or tripping them then - all other things being equal - turning whichever way's natural to remain facing them (on the ground): you'll tend to get a bit of a look around as that happens.
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