I'll tell you guys a funny anecdote.
A boxer wanted to meet up after I posted that jab. "We should meet". I of course avoided him, thinking he's a loon. Either that or he asked me out on a date....
Well, there's another one who is a tough guy persona online, constantly threatening other users...
How do you decide between two competitors doing form with neither of them making any mistakes, and deliveries being very similar? Did you guys have an additional citeria that settled it? Like some small detail?
I meant elbow, not shoulder.
I actually threw a soccer kick on an elbow (three times in a row) when I didnt know anything about body mechanics, timing, etc...
my foot and ankle swelled up like a bee sting and I was on pain killers for 2 weeks straight. I also had nerve damage on my foot...
Not "often". When you retired in 2004 from ITF judging, they were undefeaten in forms since they first entered in the 80s. That's why I was curious if this streak has ever ended.
However, Russia is actually beating them in free sparring these days at the World Championships.
Now this is fascinating. North Korea vs Japan.
Though both use SW, what I find striking is that Japan still punches more Shotokan esque, even though ITF TaeKwonDo is well established in Japan since several decades back.
I lost all motivation for kick heights once I quit sparring. I would never use it for self defense and I feel better in-tune with my body at mid or high mid section. Since it's the same technique, all I'm doing is training safer on my body. Who cares about heights..
Side kick or roundhouse kick? Hands behind my back for full clarity
I have no faith in the Wing Chun fellow who failed 2 out of 2 but @Dirty Dog and Kempo must pass this, or I am out of this members in motion