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I'm 6'6" tall with a 36" pant inseam (long legs), but I rarely "attack" aggressively.. I prefer to let my opponent attack. One of my favorite techniques is a front leg roundhouse to the groin, stomach or lower abdomin as they step in on me. I love to hear that cup "POP!":
 

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My signature move, the Ursine uppercut!!! It ends with me taking their picanic baskets and leaving once they are quivering in the fetal position.
 

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I'm 6'6" tall with a 36" pant inseam (long legs), but I rarely "attack" aggressively.. I prefer to let my opponent attack. One of my favorite techniques is a front leg roundhouse to the groin, stomach or lower abdomin as they step in on me. I love to hear that cup "POP!":

My favourite is to catch that roundhouse and sweep the other leg so that as my mother used to put it... 'it spilts his difference'.
 

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My favorite attack is the one my opponent doesn't think he'll get.
 

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Not an easy question for a Hapkidoist. We seldom attack, but react to attacks with defenses.
 

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My favourite is to catch that roundhouse and sweep the other leg so that as my mother used to put it... 'it spilts his difference'.
Your move, Montana! :D
 

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Grab my opponents lead hand with my lead left hand directing it downward, immediately followed by a straight right to their nose......
 

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Your move, Montana! :D
Doubtful you can catch it. I use my FRONT leg, just a quick little flip using my toes or top of the foot to whack the target. I don't throw it to the torso unless I know full well it will land becausse your guard is high.
 

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Doubtful you can catch it. I use my FRONT leg, just a quick little flip using my toes or top of the foot to whack the target. I don't throw it to the torso unless I know full well it will land becausse your guard is high.

I'm quite used to round house kicks off the front leg, we make sure we can do all kicks off both legs front and back. Less power off front of course. I'm quite practised in catching even flippy kicks, if I don't catch them though I have the choice of Thai blocking them or 'guiding them past me and putting you off balance, that would hurt even your toes, probably break them in fact. Seen all of those that done quite a few times and practiced many many times. We like to be prepared for little tricksies.
 

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A buddy of mine showed me a close-range attack: fists to head and mid-level, but kick to the knee/instep at same time (or delayed just a hair). It takes balance, and is only good in-close, but the opponent is focused on the upper attacks and the foot is outside the opponent's angle of view when close.
 

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A buddy of mine showed me a close-range attack: fists to head and mid-level, but kick to the knee/instep at same time (or delayed just a hair). It takes balance, and is only good in-close, but the opponent is focused on the upper attacks and the foot is outside the opponent's angle of view when close.
For the fists - are you referring to a u-punch, or two punches in rapid succession, or something else? I have never been able to get power successfully from a u-punch, and imagine it would be tougher when on one leg.
What I do like is, since I'm a fan of closing distance, throw a punch to the face with no intention of landing it, but to dostract/take up field of vision, so I can get close quickly and do a sweep while they focus on my hands/sudden instep.
 

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For the fists - are you referring to a u-punch, or two punches in rapid succession, or something else? I have never been able to get power successfully from a u-punch, and imagine it would be tougher when on one leg.
Two in quick succession, elbows in.

What I do like is, since I'm a fan of closing distance, throw a punch to the face with no intention of landing it, but to dostract/take up field of vision, so I can get close quickly and do a sweep while they focus on my hands/sudden instep.

But what my friend doing is similar (with a kick rather than a sweep) to what you do, but I think that he intends to land the fists just in case -- a percentage play.
 

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Ok, without squaring off, you execute a low lead hand jab, and catch them in the nose, with a high straight punch, off the back hand. That is a U-Punch. It doesn't look like much in a tournament; so, the big "U" was created. Lose that. :)
 

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Nothing like the mikazukigeri :)

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Suddenly remembering getting kicked in the head by a black belt, or so he claimed. Rocked my world. Stayed up, won the fight but it was pretty scetchy for second. Never let someone do that ever again. Fireworks and lightning bolt, gosh, golly, gee wiz.
 

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Two in quick succession, elbows in.



But what my friend doing is similar (with a kick rather than a sweep) to what you do, but I think that he intends to land the fists just in case -- a percentage play.
Realized I never responded to this. We do something very similar then. If my strike is going to hit, I will absolutely hit rather than pull back/leave it there, it's just not the purpose of the strike.
 
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