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  • Blocks

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  • Kicks

    37 54.41%
  • Punches

    1 1.47%
  • Body Maneouvres

    13 19.12%
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    What category of basics do you find most difficult?
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    Kicks. I hate chicken kicks and hook kicks.

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    Im gonna say foot maneuvers, because Im a klutz!
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    At the moment I'd say kicks, particularly the "flashy" ones like the crescent-kick.
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    Funny, I never thought of myself as having trouble with crescent kicks and such, I just don't do them!

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    Kicks. Especially airborn combo's. How effective are they anyway? I'm a big old guy with bad knees. LOL. I do like hook kicks though. They're very deceptive and I have found when sparring, they land successfully more than other kicks.
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    Kicks. Everything in my current belt starts with the words jump spinning, or flying spinning. I have enough trouble doing them well on the ground.

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    It all comes down to footwork. good foootwork and your kicks are easer, your strikes are harder, your blocks and evasion is more effective..

    It's all in the foundation..

    and becasue I keep screwing up my toe allignment so it must be the hardest..


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    I seem to recall that Mr. Parker said something about not needing kicks like those. If you have to jump to reach them, kick them behind the knees and bring them down to a more respectable level.

    He said there was no need to kick above the waist.

    I've decided to go with that philosophy.

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    Me too!

    The best targets are from the waist down, you don't risk giving up half you base as much either, or disrupting your balance.
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    My vote would be for Specialized Moves, but they didn't make the pole; so, I won't vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I seem to recall that Mr. Parker said something about not needing kicks like those. If you have to jump to reach them, kick them behind the knees and bring them down to a more respectable level.

    He said there was no need to kick above the waist.

    I've decided to go with that philosophy.

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    Because we've incorporated all of the TKD kicks in our system, these are in it. FWIW, I never plan on leaving the ground to kick someone in the head. Fortunately, the do take pity on middle aged folk with bad knees.

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    My inside cresent kick is just horrible. Makes kicking set not look too well at the beginning.
    Also, any punch I have to administer w/my left arm/hand leaves something to be desired.
    Reading over this post makes me realize everything I need to work on when I get back...
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    Be patient. Everything takes time. No one has been born and able to execute 360 spinning kicks without learning how to walk first.

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    This is kind of a tough poll. I can't say for sure what specific basic I have problems with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpat01
    My inside cresent kick is just horrible. Makes kicking set not look too well at the beginning.
    Also, any punch I have to administer w/my left arm/hand leaves something to be desired.
    Reading over this post makes me realize everything I need to work on when I get back...
    I've been focusing on basics lately in the day classes. When you get all healed up and back in class we'll work them some more. Would you like special attention from Mr. Wilbourn? You know, he loves to break out the kicking shields. LOL.
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    Nope, no special attention needed here. Thanks, just keep an eye out on me and offer advice when you see fit.
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    I guess I found the body maneuvres the most difficult.
    Last edited by Rob Broad; 02-12-2006 at 02:57 PM.
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    Definitely my kicks! I can never remember how to do them properly. Most of my practice at home has resulted in me practicing something that is wrong. Long road to travel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady_kaur
    Definitely my kicks! I can never remember how to do them properly. Most of my practice at home has resulted in me practicing something that is wrong. Long road to travel...
    Just keep your kicks to a 4 count and they will become much easier.

    1. Bring knee up,
    2. Execute kick
    3. Foot comes back to chambered position - Same as number 1
    4. Plant foot on the ground
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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