Journey to a new style...

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  1. _Simon_

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    Don't know if I posted this already, another creative use of "obstacles"... a wooden seat on its side, with a lemon sitting on top. Basically, it would HURT if I don't get the kick mechanics and arc right, so a challenge :p[​IMG]
     
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    When I fenced, we used a tennis ball hanging from a string in exactly this way.
     
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    I’ve spent most of my training time on grappling, so tend to forget there’s a lot I can train without a partner. I rather like doing “stations” for 30+ minutes.
     
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    That’s a kick I’d love to add to my repertoire some day. It has always looked like it would be a nice challenge.
     
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    Oh really, very cool! It's a simple exercise but can be quite effective!
     
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    Nice kick, Simon.
     
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    Life has been incredibly difficult of late... so I really need to stay connected to what brings me joy and meaning. Martial arts being one. I messaged a Goju ryu dojo that's only about 28min drive from me to ask if I can sit in and watch a class and they said I was more than welcome. Will be popping in Wednesday night.

    Recently lost my job.. so the MA journey may be a little delayed.. but they offer a free two week trial which is awesome, looking forward to it very much. Was great experiencing Shotokan and what that dojo was all about, so very keen to see pure Goju ryu.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Simon. You are certainly one of the most enjoyable and upbeat people here on the Forum. I appreciate how you always have something good to say. Keep your head up and with a little bit of effort things will work themselves out.
    Stay in touch.
     
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    That means more to me than you know.. thank you so much.
     
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    There is something about using a hard target or support where you Know you better not hit it that is very motivating!
    Great motion on the standing leg. Good pivot on the ball of the foot. That is something a Lot of people struggle with.

    This may be more a semantics thing. Are you doing a spinning hook kick or spinning wheel kick?
     
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    I can relate to life being difficult, and how much things like MA participation help. I hope you have lots of fun with the Goju folks. Hopefully they'll take you seriously, and work your butt off so you'll be glad you have some time off to recover. :D
     
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    Yes definitely haha.. once you know there is a very solid object that will hurt, you learn quickly XD. Although sometimes the opposite can happen, you can shortcut something or change the mechanics to something not quite right in order to simply avoid hitting the object. Hence why filming it can help!

    Ah thanks, a spinning hook kick, although I'm now looking up the difference as I'm unsure! Mine follows a pretty big arc but still hooks in at or around the impact point... is spinning hook more tight knit then extends out to hook, and wheel is a big spinning more circular arc with bigger range of motion... although it seems that some places use the terms interchangeably...

    We just called it ura mawashi geri hehe (reverse round kick)
     
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    Hahaha hope so too XD

    Yeah I just know if I isolate myself too much (which I DO tend to do...), it's not very healthy.

    And it sounds like a really friendly place, the main instructor has a background in Shotokan too, and their adult classes also include some Filipino sticks and some Judo rolling & throwing so it's a mix of arts! Although I'm not too interested in those it may be quite interesting, and I may even take to it!
     
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    We call it ushiro mawashi geri. I always wondered why it isn’t called ushiro kake geri; regular hook kick is kake geri. And why are crescent kicks called soto mawashi geri and uchi mawashi geri?

    And who is this geri guy. And doesn’t he know it’s supposed to be spelled Gary?
     
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    Hahaha XD

    AH crap yeah that's what I meant, we called it ushiro mawashi geri too, brain slip up!

    Yeah some names I think they just used what was already in the vocab, chucked em together and it made some semblance of meaning hehe

    And apparently you've got be careful when saying 'geri' just on its own if you're in Japan, apparently means 'diarrhea' XD.
     
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    Yes, I would say you hit the nail on the head. "Hook" is a literal term where the heel/achilles can hit and pull the head forward. For people with the flexibility, a hook kick can be a crazy close in kick. A wheel kick is usually thrown from a little further out. Again, it has a lot to do with the flexibility of the kicker and the speed of the kick. Both kicks are much higher percentage when coming over the persons shoulder instead of into their front side.
     
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    Damn, now _I_ want to go there.
     
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    AND just looking through my old Kyokushin syllabus, also can call it kakato geri (heel kick), ah that's right I remember some instructors used to call it ushiro mawashi kakato geri...

    Although we used the term kakato in a few other kick names too.. mae oroshi kakato geri (descending heel kick, NOT an axe kick though, a stomp essentially) and ushiro age kakato geri (rising heel kick to the back).
     
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    Ahhh yep I see, cheers for that, makes sense! Yeah I love close up hook kicks :)
     
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    We also call it ushiro mawashi geri although the proper spelling is 'keri' but pronounced 'geri'. Geri in Japan does mean diarrhea so I hope we are talking about kicking and not loose stools ;).123
     
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