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How likely is it to get killed by a hopping side kick?

Lots of people fight full contact (muay thai, kickboxing, and full-contact karate systems like kyokushin) for years and take blows like this regularly - if the guys got up at the time and seemed ok, ...
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Using jump kicks in Olympic style sparring

Yes, it's a good move First off, yes, this can be a good move for TKD sparring. It's fast, covers distance, and it's very visible (important if you don't have the money for sensors and rely on judges)....
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How to protect knees on jump kick techniques

I'm over 40 and train in taekwondo; I've never been advised not to do jumps or jumping kicks! I train with a gentleman who doesn't jump (for patterns or sparring), but he is nearly 80 and has ...
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Practice advice for jump kicks

The dreaded jumping kicks, here are some tips from my own experience and teaching club members: Look after yourself first. If you feel any pain in practice STOP, take the necessary rest and doctor/...
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Martial art with lots of high kicks

When using kicks I will suggest you Capoeira. It has a lot of kicks of any kinds, acrobatic kicks and acrobatic moves. See some videos here. But inside a martial art you can practice more the moves ...
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Martial Arts without jump kicks

Here are a small list of styles to look into. They're all hand dominated and have forms: Wing Chun kung-fu Southern Praying Mantis kung-fu Hung Gar kung-fu Pentjak Silat Taiji (Tai Chi) Many other ...
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Martial Arts without jump kicks

I don't think Tai Chi has many of these. It does have a few low knee bends but even these seem to be comparatively rare. It is also very form based.
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Is there a martial art that has Tekken 2's Lee's "back flip kick"?

To flesh out Sardathrion's answer, there isn't a martial art where you will find it as a serious maneuver used in a fight. Jumping kicks in general are risky business, since you are surrendering a ...
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How to protect knees on jump kick techniques

I have no experience with elastic bands - so hopefully someone else will pick up on those. I have tried Knee braces - but they often restrict the jump motion and the less restrictive ones are more ...
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What is the 'best' way to train / practice back flips?

Enroll in an adult gymnastics class. While you can ask them to start with the back and front flips, they'll usually have you start with more basic things and will allow you to make gradual progress ...
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What is the 'best' way to train / practice back flips?

The easiest solution would be to find an adult-friendly gymnastics, parkour, street dancing, or cheerleading class. They should already have the curriculum and equipment to teach you to safely perform ...
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Using jump kicks in Olympic style sparring

On one hand, you do not get any more points for a jumping kick than you do for any other kind of kick. However, there are times when a jump is better than a standard kick, you just have to be good at ...
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Using jump kicks in Olympic style sparring

There are a few reasons why jumping can be bad. Once you leave the floor you are a passenger; you can't change direction until you have landed. If your opponent is wise to it, they know exactly where ...
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How to protect knees on jump kick techniques

Land softly and work up For those with the patience, I advise starting from a soft landing and working up from there. When you land, you reduce the forces on your joints by decelerating over distance....
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