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Do spinning kicks present a risk of getting your back taken?

While my background is Karate, rather than BJJ, hopefully this answers at least part of your question. The first thing to remember is that this is a specialised technique. As I tell my students: 90% ...
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What kind of kick is this?

It's definitely not a tornado kick (dolgae chagi, 돌개 차기). It has a number of names, Americans tend to use wheel kick, in Korea it's more commonly known as a back whip kick and in the UK we tend to use ...
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What do you call this type of spin?

This looks like the wushu butterfly twist. It's more gymnastic than useful for fighting.
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Do spinning kicks present a risk of getting your back taken?

"However, does this mean that they shouldn't be used for self defense or MMA until you've mastered them?" There are many techniques that involve putting yourself in a "weak" position to execute it. ...
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What do you call this type of spin?

As per mattm, it's the "butterfly twist" in Wushu. In Capoeira, it's the mariposa (which also means "butterfly" in Spanish, but in Portuguese more often translates to "moth" or "prostitute") and my ...
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Value in Practicing Spinning Kicks

In some ways, I see this as similar to the argument about flips in Parkour. Since the basis of Parkour is the most efficient movement that you can accomplish to get from Point A to Point B, flips are ...
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What kind of kick is this?

It looks like a spinning wheel kick to me.
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