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Scorpion Kick

Postby Gusei21 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:09 pm

Speaking of Aghayev.. it reminds me.

A few weeks ago one of the members of the WKF Referee commission, Javier Mantilla was explaining the changes to the WKF rules.

He also mentioned that the WKF Technical committee decided to allow a new type of kick to score.

This new kick is called the Scorpion Kick. Somehow we had a hard time imagining kids around the world practicing this new technique but you never know.

Why is it relevant in this forum?

Only because the inventor of the kick is Ko Matsuhisa, Japanese National Team member and JKF Wadokai member.



Here is the Scorpion Kick in action against Aghayev. Matsuhisa should have won that match but he blew it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jipv3_h8Y0E



Here is a longer clip of the match

http://www.karatetips.com/post/scorpion-kick.aspx
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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby acer » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:37 am


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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby Gusei21 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:59 am

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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby acer » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:24 am

There will be other changes to from September I think..We will see...

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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby Kuroi Tsubasa » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:44 am

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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby oneya » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:43 am

Probably calls for a surgeon rather than a karate coach.



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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby Wado heretic » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:41 pm

An interesting technique, but not one I'll be trying to add to my arsenal any time soon. Doubt I can afford the surgery to my hips to be able to it.



I must say it does not look entirely effective, especially in that situation. Although it is a given that they are not allowed, last I checked the WKF rules, a knee or a throw would probably have been a much more appropriate option.



Although this aspect of karate is a sport; does any one else feel that the increasing acceptance of such techniques is slowly giving greater prevalence to athleticism and gimmicks over effective technique and strategy?
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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby kyudo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:11 pm

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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby Wado heretic » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:37 pm

As it is a sporting aspect, I do feel that the scoring system should reward athletic ability. If you train hard then you should be rewarded for it. However, if someone can gain an advantage through a gimmick does that not detract from that ideal as well?



Saying that though, isn't the essense of strategy the effective exploitation of your own strengths in the face of opportunities presented by a foes weakness?



My gut instinct is that the increasing acceptence of these 'gimmicks' is a bad thing, yet I can't offer an effective argument for their exclusion or disallowing them. Aside from that they seem detached from reality and embrace a culture of competing to win, rather than competing as a test of your own skill. That though is my own philosophical hinge and it is unfair of me to want the WKF or other bodies to follow the same.
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Re: Scorpion Kick

Postby oneya » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:41 pm

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