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shuumai 05-17-2009 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by flipper (Post 3413)
just noticed what makes me a junior member?

Yeah, it's the total number of posts. Nothing else. Otherwise I wouldn't register on the scale at all. hehe

shuumai 05-17-2009 02:32 PM

Does he stop kicking when he's flat on his back?

shuumai 05-18-2009 04:19 AM

kicking video link
 
Kicking segment shown in three speeds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NotwR_Ex5s

I think Irie-san is emphasising the downbeat of the leg on the pulling side as the pull is happening. It does seem like a 2-beat kick variant. (Or a 4-beat. hehe) Pulsing with a little rhythmic wiggle.

shuumai 05-18-2009 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by shuumai (Post 3421)
I think Irie-san is emphasising the downbeat of the leg on the pulling side as the pull is happening.

I think I was wrong. Maybe it just looks like there is emphasis on the downbeat. Maybe the leg is just flaring as part of the body rotation as usual.

Richardsk 05-18-2009 08:59 PM

Thanks for the slow-motion footage. How did you do that?

As far a I can make out, each leg is making three kicks per cycle but one kick is much bigger than the other two so there is a two-beat emphasis ( like six-eight time in music in fact.

It's fascinating to watch. His ankles are amazingly flexible, too.

shuumai 05-18-2009 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Richardsk (Post 3435)
Thanks for the slow-motion footage. How did you do that?

Well, I can say that it took more steps than I would have preferred!

Downloaded video, converted to a format I could edit, clipped out the scene, copied the scene, slowed each copy, then uploaded it, basically. I used...three programs to get it done. All of which are free.

Richardsk 05-19-2009 11:48 AM

I see

You are obviously something of a honsho.

shuumai 05-19-2009 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Richardsk (Post 3445)
I see

You are obviously something of a honsho.

A hon who?

Richardsk 05-20-2009 08:05 AM

I believe honsho is Japanese for expert, borrowed into US English as honcho during the Korean war.

shuumai 05-20-2009 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Richardsk (Post 3458)
I believe honsho is Japanese for expert, borrowed into US English as honcho during the Korean war.

Ah, I guess it's hanchou. Yeah, that's me. haha

班長 (はんちょう) squad leader; honcho; team leader; group leader;

By the way, I tried emphasising the downbeat, but it only works when I have the usual emphasis on the upbeat and add emphasis to the downbeat as well. Hmm, now I wonder. Maybe Irie-san applies power to both legs, then relaxes them, in a relative sense, during the rest of the kicking sequence. Otherwise there would be constant tension.

The kick is nothing like the constant kick of the Australian behind him in the video.


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