Matt Stone said:So in a bar fight situation, you'll still attempt a head kick? Silly rabbit, such tricks are likely to get you stomped...
I prefer kicking the bicep. Possibly the eye tooth.
If it is the technique I'm thinking of, it is an inefficient use of movement to effect what amounts to a total committment technique. If you miss, or you are too small to effect your opponent... :idunno:
Sounds a lot like the feared "stumble" more than any technique I've ever learned. I've heard of recovering balance before moving. Never heard of falling from one position to another...
On sine wave, he is right in one respect. It was largely misunderstood when it was introduced. People thought the dropping motion was supposed to replace using the hips to generate power etc. It tends to be employed with a better biomechanical understanding now than it was a few years back, or when it was introduced. So I would argue that it's usually misunderstood due to the perceptions of the folsk that first saw it, said "that's stupid" and left the org rather than practice SW at all. Regardless of how its trained, it tends to vanish during sparring sessions etc.
Sure it does. That's why even in TKD point sparring tournaments hand and foot techniques carry equal weight in points value, right? Oh, that's right, they don't...
To be fair, ITF standards do weight punches far more fairly than olympic sparring rules do.
Only one? Wow. Nine years and the best you can find in your forms is one whole "nerve strike" in one form, and a basic one at that. Scary. :idunno:
There are more.
Eh, not really interested in arguing either way given how embarassing to TKD the initial post was.