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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by lowly monk, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Last month I was training in the evening. After compleating one of the best forms I ever felt. I was playing with flying butterfly kicks. Landed hard and felt the knee (right) hurt. and not let me put any weight on it sending me to the cement. Yes I tryed to roll but the cement was really fast! Laying on the ground i thought it was over. Well after personal rehab. (R.I.C.E.) It is back in order. Kindof scared me. So at 50 years old I may re think the moves again and start riding my bike more. (no more flying stuff)
    Be well.
    Shawnzai!
     
  2. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    I used to fight full contact sabaki tournaments and jiu jitsu and learned early on that Karate was the way to go over taekwando with the flashy kicks.
    for one those kicks while they look cool are not really effective and they leave you open to sweeps and counters.
    there is so much more power in a kick if one foot is rooted to the ground and us older guys dont blow knees out.
    I can see a spin kick coming before it ever begins.....you lead with the head before the spin kick comes and its a telegraph way in advance.
    although i did fight a little japanese guy that was so quick with his spin he got me in the stomach before i even seen his head move.

    maybe enshin karate(sabaki)is a safer bet for those knees?osu!
     
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  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I've studied and practiced Tae Kwon Do since 1985 and I can tell you that in a match or street fight I'm all elbows and knees Muay Thai style. The kicks are flashy as the art was never developed for combat but actually for exercise. Though a good spinning backfist to the noggin' remains my favourite move.
     
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  4. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    a spinning back fist to the noggin only works if everything is perfect for the thrower. if the other guy is on his toes the guy throwing the spinning back fist is sleeping in the parking lot. been there, played that game



    school of hard knocks, class of 72.
     
  5. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks every one, For the street I use the target focus training mindset. Other than that, All of the other stuff is exercise.
    TFT look it up.