Here’s a cool video: a guy does a beautiful spinning back kick and knocks out his opponent during a karate tournament. Check it out:
What I liked best: how he was sneaky about it.
If you look closely, when he starts the kick, he’s slightly out of range. His opponent spots the set-up and starts by pulling back his head to get clear of the incoming kick. Normally speaking, he’d have been fine. However, the guy on the left scoots forward on his support leg right in the middle of the kick. At which point it’s too late for his opponent to get out of the way or block. Result: instant KO.
When I started competing, I did a lot of high and spinning kicks. A couple times, I TKOed people with them. This video here reminded me of those fights a long time ago. (Crap, I’m getting old…). I’ll see if I can find a way to convert the VCR tape to digital and put it online.
John W. Zimmer says
wow – I liked the support leg scoot… thanks for pointing it out.
I have short legs and a long trunk and did ok with head kicks by relaxing my hips to gain a few inches. Learned that trick from a crazy Samoin back in my youth…but I think I’ll practice that support leg scoot :)
Good find Wim