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spinninggumby
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At my old kung fu kwoon a while back, I was always taught to tuck the non-kicking leg while performing jumping spin (or non-spinning) kicks. However, after receiving instruction on refining the 540 hook or 540 roundhouse from my taekwondo sah bum nim, I noticed that he did not emphasize the tuck of the leg at all. Also, in many tkd demonstrations that I have seen, the 540 hooks, although beautiful, do not include a tucked leg. Not that this is really important or anything but does anybody have any input. BTW my school is a WTF school so maybe the answers will differ depending on what organization you are from (traditional, sport, etc.). It still feels weird for me after converting from a strict traditional environment to a sport-oriented environment. The training is not any less or more strenuous but the ultimate objectives are definitely somewhat different.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whatever your technique..........use it if it work for you.............

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2002 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only experienced fighters are taught later to "tuck" their other leg. It is easier to learn just letting the other leg "hang", but I think it's better to tuck. I haven't been taught 540's yet, but I do this for flying/jumping kicks and 360's.
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SBN Doug
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2002 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One, not the only, reason for performing a jump kick of any kind is to avoid a low attack at the same time. So, for that purpose, it would obviously loose its usefulness if you leave one leg hanging.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2002 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its all a matter of personal preference...i know many fighters who tuck and who also leave the leg out..it really doesnt make differences on hieght or counter attack.....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess it depends on whether the person you are fighting may try and take advantage of a leg just sitting there.
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