Axe Kicks in Karate?

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  1. KTricic

    KTricic White Belt

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    I’ve only recently started my karate training, earning my 6th kyu, but I have my first dan in tangsoo do and gongkwon yusul and my 2nd dan in TKD. I love using axe kicks in Taekwondo sparring but since transitioning to shotokan karate I notice no one throws it. So really my question is in regards to WKF competition. Would axe kicks score?
     
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    I would think they are, but if your opponent catches it it can lead to a easy sweep and ippon.
     
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    Don't know but personally I wouldn't do those kicks anyway way to risky for me
     
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    DaveB 3rd Black Belt

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    Never sparred under wkf rules but normal Shotokan shobu ippon rules allow them so I'd be surprised if they weren't allowed.
     
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    donald1 Senior Master

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    Never seen an axe kick in goju ryu. As for competition I honestly have no clue if it would score well. Never been to a competition.
     
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    If you can't control the axe kick, the problem isn't with the kick, it's with the kicker.
     
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    Sometimes its not whether you can or not, but whether the people who write the rules believe the majority of the competitors can or can't.
     

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