Can you fly? with Poll!!

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by kwang gae, Jan 7, 2006.



  1. Yes I can Fly and I'm Big

    14 vote(s)
  2. No I can't Fly and I'm Big

    13 vote(s)
  3. Yes I can Fly and I'm Smaller

    14 vote(s)
  4. No I can't Fly and I'm Smaller

    7 vote(s)
  1. kwang gae

    kwang gae 광개 Sidekick Specialist

    Can you fly? :Angel: And if you can, how big are you?

    Me, I'm 6' (1.8 meters) tall, and weigh approx. 190 lbs (86 kilos), and I don't fly too well! :eek:

    The people that I see really fly well are smaller and lighter than me. Still I'd like to be better. I know it's all flash, but it's still impressive to watch.

    Any big folks out there that care really catch some air? What's your secret?
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2006
  2. TKD=FUN

    TKD=FUN New Member

    we learn too fly at black belt :D (we get a lisence and earn air miles)

    anyhoo, im fairly big 6` but light at 63kg and i can get good air. about 2-3 foot if im trying hard. from standing. i have problems landing in the right stance so i lose my balance.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2006
  3. CrazyMoonwalker

    CrazyMoonwalker Dancing with the devil

    I can only levitate for the moment, never managed to fly. Maybe im too heavy :rolleyes:
  4. TraditionalTKD

    TraditionalTKD New Member

    I fly better with some techniques than others, same as anything else.
  5. bum-eyes

    bum-eyes Sorry about your dog.

    I can fly, but only in one direction...
  6. HwaRang

    HwaRang Just don't call me flower

    i find flying front kick easier than the standard one.
    and a jumping back kick will impress even the snobbiest of mates.
    however im trying the flying side kick but i still cant properly chamber the non-kicking leg, does anybody have any ideas how to stop it reaching for terra firma prematurely?
  7. New Guy

    New Guy I am NEW.

    I never knew that Tae Kwon Do teaches you how to fly!!
  8. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    what a weird thread :D
  9. TKDNunchaku

    TKDNunchaku New Member

    Where I take class we are very big on jumping/flying. I can get around 4 feet of air with a flying side kick. But only about 2 1/2 with a jump front kick if i start off standing in a ready/fighting stance.

    By the way, I'm 6'1" 160 lbs.

  10. Another Muay Thai Guy

    Another Muay Thai Guy Valued member

    Voting on a poll where some of the answers are "Yes I can fly", seemed slightly strange to me, but there you go. Kwang gae, did you by any chance post this thread after a particularly hard sparring session? Perhaps one where you took a bit more hits to the head than you usually would?:p :D
  11. Leo_E_49

    Leo_E_49 Valued Member

    TKD gives you wings! :Angel: :D
  12. HwaRang

    HwaRang Just don't call me flower

    thank you. you dont know how much i was waiting for somebody to say that :)
    (not that i wanted to post it of course)
  13. kwang gae

    kwang gae 광개 Sidekick Specialist

    LOL, no but I did post it after watching some videos of guys doing 540's, and the like. Made me think about my less than mighty flying side kick, etc.

    We don't put much emphasis on aerial techniques at our school, but some of the teen BB's are really into it anyway and have some good stuff.

    Just thought the thread would be a light topic, (pun intended). :D
  14. psbn matt

    psbn matt great sage = of heaven

    i can fly i'm 6" tall and 88kg, the secret in the arms (throw them up) and the lifting knee. it's all to do with explosive leg power. do lots of jump training. jump to kness to chest from squat position, and jump as high as poss' from sraight legs. a few weeks ago i hit a target with a flying side kick that was higher than i could reach full streatch, thats over 7"! anyway here's a pic to prove i can fly

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  15. TraditionalTKD

    TraditionalTKD New Member

    Our organization doesn't really emphasize jumping/flying kicks either. I do wish the black belts would do them more because (a) it is in keeping with the Tae Kwon Do aesthetic and (b) it gives us something to strive for. Usually we get black belts doing the same old same old, even in sparring, and it gets a bit old at times. It's like noone knows how to do those techniques anymore. I hate to think our young students are so caught up in tournament sparring that they lose all these traditional Korean kicks just to make points.
    Not to brag, but I was considered quite the jumper in years past. I was the first person to demonstrate scissor and triple leg jumping breaks in testing, and one of the few to really showcase aerial techniques. Now it's like people don't know how to do them anymore -sigh-.
  16. red-tkd

    red-tkd bloodred ridin' hood

    well i can make a cheap levitation trick ... and that's it, my jumping definitely needs improvement
  17. lord s

    lord s Valued Member

    My flying side kick is pretty high
    so yes, I can fly ^_^
  18. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    we also pratice flying kicks. some of those kicks are part of our gradings.
  19. franksv

    franksv Valued Member

    The poll left out medium (5'10" & 195 pounds) sized folks who can or can't fly.Anyways,I can kick head height,I can jump/kick but I still feel grounded when I do so(short hang time).So I would say,no I can't fly. :cry:
  20. ZenPixelTKD

    ZenPixelTKD not just a natural blonde

    I can slide!

    I must have penguin feet or something, because when I do sliding kicks, I can get over a metre of distance. My sliding axe kick is the best, I can slide nearly two metres.
    Yes I am that lame that I have measured the distance!

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