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Cenere
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thoadthetoad
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Thank god I'm in this for the long run.

I have lived with a dabble of shame in my shelf due to the early dropout in the MWT. Then again, I've started to dislike The Nergyl Child. I'm working more on that other guy who's ttly more important than TNC. Guy named "Shadow". He's a different story though (I'm pretty sure no one wants to listen to me about that).

I'm really loving the character development in Thoad with this. Possibly the absolute best piece of development with 'im.

Not to mention it's gotten a lot of the art community involved in making their own characters, which is a definite extra. I will say that the WoM is definitely a good thing for the art community.

Just a bit of ass-kissing here.

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I'm working more on that other guy who's ttly more important than TNC.


Woody?

Yeah, I agree with you Thoad, this does help with character development. Even though I am really unsure who Kingryan really is...
thoadthetoad
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Woody?

I'm glad that that piece of bark managed to make art forum history.

But no.

I replaced him for a Fox.
kingryan
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I replaced him for a Fox.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...........

Now to await the next round...hopefully it will be soon, not in a few months...
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Far be it my intention to start a digression on martial-arts in this thread, but "outside roundhouse kick" is a really confusing term, simply because the mechanics of doing a kick with the inside and outside leg is fundamentally different. Unless you're just wheeling your legs around but that's not really in most martial arts...


To the best of my knowledge, an outside roundhouse is where your toes are pointed and you bring your knee up facing sideways and kick in from the side, whereas an inside starts out appearing to be a front snap kick that pivots into a roundhouse at the last second.

Oh well, I'm getting all this from the shito-ryu school of karate. Two of my relatives are black belts in the style, so yeah, that's where I'm getting this from >_>

I'm in an Okinawan style though, not this, because there aren't any shito-ryu dojos around here.
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Dammit, AG, it's not a bad word . . . .

Hmm, how to link to this . . . .

Here we go.

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There's a lot of inconsistency in the use of the English terminology. For example, having looked at this page, I'm going to assume you're referring to are the mawashi geri and gyaku mawashi geri respectively. But Wiki's description of "reverse direction roundhouse kick" is not helpful!

Looking at Youtube is also not helpful, as the one video on it mistakes gyaku mawashi geri for ushiro geri (which I call a crescent kick because my terminology background is taekwondo). So I go to image search instead:

http://aschantepiejudo.idoo.com/Images/Techniques/JuJitsu/GyakuMawashiGeri.jpg

Which is not a movement I've ever used seriously. There's a TKD feint which uses the same setup... but I'm curious to find out its application because as far as the styles I'm familiar with go, that's a terrible strike!

Cenere
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... Yeah, I will just go by poking people in the eyes and run.

thoadthetoad
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and I'd join by shoving a firecracker up their butt.

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See, as far as wat I know to be the inside, it's a very high-level thing taught only to black-belt level that requires a lightning-fast pivot from snap kick to roundhouse. It doesn't really look like that either, as the turn is during the first chamber, not the kick itself - the picture appears to be depicting the guy striking in the chest range and not in the side. My dad described it to me as raising your knee to your crotch as if you were going to do a front snap kick, but pivoting on your hip and forcing the power into a roundhouse kick, striking the side. It's meant as a feint, yes, but not in the way depicted.

It may be different from the picture because both of my relatives specifically studied Teruo Hayashi's school, which didn't include any jump/spin kicks, or anything like that. It is possible that Hayashi altered the technique a bit - in that instead of turning weirdly and striking the chest like the picture showed, you turn into a regular roundhouse kick. I'm thinking it would be more in line with the gyaku geri, the reverse roundhouse kick.

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Keep practicing until you can blow that bag off its hinges...


Never Back Down?

Uh, inside and outside roundhouse kick? I know a reverse and a forward roundhouse... the reverse is much less useful, since you use your heel and you can't see all too well, but it's good for attacking someone behind you... granted, a backward hammer fist is just as good.

Anyway, the thing Alty's saying, the snap-pivot? I think I know what he's talking about, but my shifu never taught me much terminology. I'm pretty sure it's not just an inside roundhouse though, because as I've been taught, those are just a high sideways knee-snap with a pivot in your base foot. The outside is just a backwards version, with the heel and a back hook kick. But I dunno. Maybe your teachrar uses different terminology than mine.

BUT ANYWAY.

Results tomorrow Strop?
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I'm going by AG time, so the deadline is coming in approximately... 50 hours. After that I'll see if I have enough to declare it. I'll do so as soon as I can, as the next rounds are where things get interesting.

And since we have about fifty hours to go... let's continue this discussion of roundhouse kicks! What really confuses me is not the timing of the snap pivot, but its direction. If the direction of the pivot is as the picture indicates, I simply don't understand, because anatomy dictates that there are too many antagonistic movements for the movement to afford any power. But if the direction is the same as the regular roundhouse, then it makes sense. However that's just because as manta demonstrates, there's no such kick in the kickboxing repertoire.

Besides, I don't like roundhouses nearly as much as I like side kicks. Sure a good roundhouse can come out of nowhere if you're looking from behind a guard, but a side kick is like BLOCK THIS *bam*

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Well... I can't start on my part until exactly 24 hours from now. That gives me 26 hours!

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Personally, I just like a good back hammer fist. If you put a little torque in on that, WAPPAH! Then again, my fists are gigantic, so that works out for me in the end.

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The direction is the same as a regular roundhouse, yes. The picture was messed up.

My left leg is really flexible(standing up, I can kick my leg up and, without bending it, hit my kneecap to my head enough that it hurts[which is not a good idea; I learned that the hard way) so I tend to like front kicks because I can take advantage of that for some pretty crazy height. But do to my lack of practice, I can become unbalanced after doing so.

Mah relatives also studied weapons(my dad actually still has a pair of sai, and his nunchuks were stolen by redneck Ohioans), which I've always been intrigued by. Some martial-arts-related weapons can be insanely hard to handle from what I understand, like the urumi.

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