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why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby chenyaolong on Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:54 pm

Hey guys!

Here, Josh talks about why we slap our hand when doing kicks

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Re: why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby Steve Rowe on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:50 pm

Nice - thank you.
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Re: why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby GrahamB on Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:15 am

Nice balance in the kicking form at the end there!

Fingers to eyes - are you the guy that taught Gunnar Nelson's opponent in his fight last weekend???? Lol.

Blue dragon sticks out claws looks a lot like high pat on horse in our tai chi form. Also similar to the Xingyi monkey flying knee - basically a leg going out with a retracting arm on same side and extending the other arm seems to be a fundamentally strong human movement.
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Re: why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby Franklin on Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:27 am

cool video


to me it seemed you were channeling a bit of the energy from master wong....
in the presentation style...
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Re: why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby Strange on Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:41 am

i enjoyed the vid!
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Re: why you slap your foot when kicking

Postby Patrick on Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:46 am

Very cool form at the end! As for the reason why you slap your foot...i do not know, but somehow Pavel´s explanation makes a lot more sense to me than this.
You try to kick your own hand, because your hand serves as a pointer, thus your preload your muscles/tune your golgi-tendon organ/spindles and kick therefore higher as without the hand.
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