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JR 137
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they allow thigh kicks yet?
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Bulltahr
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, below the knee and above the belt only. Refs are sourced from the ISKA, which is I believe a US based JKA offshoot.
They are getting there tho, I'd love to see a few Kyokushin style fighters added to the roster. to mix things up a bit.....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulltahr wrote:
No, below the knee and above the belt only. Refs are sourced from the ISKA, which is I believe a US based JKA offshoot.
They are getting there tho, I'd love to see a few Kyokushin style fighters added to the roster. to mix things up a bit.....

The gedan mawashi geri changes things quite a bit. For Kyokushin type fighters, it’s almost, but not exactly like a boxer’s jab in a sense. A lot of combos start with the gedan mawashi, it gets people to drop their guard, and it can be used to wear an opponent down. I’d go out on a limb and say the gedan mawashi geri and shita tsuki are the two staples of Kyokushin knockdown fighting. Master throwing them and be able to withstand them, and you’re a solid contender.

I think the gedan mawashi would be a game changer in this competition. Perhaps that’s a major reason why they’re not allowing it? To differentiate themselves further?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the rules seem to be evolving, firstly there were no kicks below the belt. I think they are trying to get more action by encouraging lots of striking rather than wearing down by a lot of grappling and thigh smashes. It's getting better, but I would like to see much more fighters that aren't straight from the WKF......
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