Long-Range Kicks

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  1. Zenjael

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    Out of curiosity, what are the non-jump, long range kicks that the pracitioners on this board know of in relation to TKD or other kicking arts?

    A unique kick I have seen is a stepping front leg side kick, where one dips, and then uses the momentum of the lowering, and step to execute a chambered side-kick with a slide on the back leg. I've seen it clear 12 feet with a 6 foot person. I can only get 10 with it, but I haven't practiced it for very long.
     
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    I think he's talking about covering horizontal distance, not jumping 10 feet in the air.

    The problem with that sort of long-range skipping kick is that any competent opponent will almost always move out of the way well before the kick lands - there's just too much time to see it coming.
     
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    If Were talking the sensible kind of long range;

    Normal Side Kick only with a lunge.
    Normal Front Kick only with a lunge.

    If Your Opponent is some ridiculous distance away;

    Sliding Side Kick.
    Sliding Front Kick.

    Personally, I just use the fine art of walking to get closer.
     
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    Step in turning sidekick a la Cung Le.
     
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    back leg roundhouse and back kick.
     
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    I think it depends on the distance you are from your opponent at the onset of the kick. And whether he moves straight back or not. If a guy moves ten feet back from me, I'm just gonna write instead of kick.
     
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    Really nothing that I can think of. I would never attack a skilled opponent with a step in or skip in side kick. I might use it on someone with no skill, but then again maybe not because I would use the skills I practiced to defeat a skilled practitioner.
     
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    That pretty much covers my question..... why would you bother? But then I don't practise TKD. :asian:
     
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    Its a matter of footwork, not so much the kick. Otherwise it's anything other than a knee (or shin, or instep. Usually toe perhaps?) while you're stretching your supporting leg as far as is advisable.
     
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    I'm thinking... he's that far away, he doesn't want to engage.

    From blowing my right knee out at 20 doing distance kicking drills when my partner flinched & moved my target airshield, I can tell you now if you're out of my kicking range without me moving, engaging is not your first level of concern.
     
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    I believe a flying side kick describes that type of kick.

    It's not a kick I practice. I stay grounded for two reasons.

    1) I hit harder when I'm rooted.
    2) I don't fly very well. I plummet OK, but that's not really a good self-defense technique.
     
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    Flying Plummet Strike.
    How HAVENT You just mastered that?
    Its were You bare Your muscles, run at someone whos at long range, yelling at them.
    Then You jump high and long...
    And Plummet on top of them, crushing them under a blend of weight and awesomeness.
    Its one of the best SD methods around for not-lightweights! Lightweights just jump on Your face and stuff.
     
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    I wish I could like cyriacus' post more times.
     
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    Mmm. When I'm rooted I don't do anything well! :uhyeah:
     
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    This one I always liked. High roundhouse to draw their hands up, with a mid-range back kick.
    Even if their hands don't go up and they decide to punch, that back kick WILL hurt ya............
     

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