Devastating: Sen No Sen Mae Geri

Sen no sen has a devastating effect – when it works. The reason is that the forward momentum of the attacker adds to the forward movement of the defender. Both movements combined create a level of energy that exceeds the a single punch. While the risk during sen no sen is high the gain for the defender is even higher.

Highest returns emerged when a attack becomes intercepted with a kick. Usually kicks hit targets with way more power. On the other hand, the tend to be slower.

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However, good timing and courage can mitigate this disadvantage. How this can work shows Kristian Sundvor in the following video.

2 Comments

  1. This is why I certainly prefer the Shoto-kan rules to the W.K.F rules and I have in the past fought in both at the highest levels. After nearly 45 years ( for me ) the Japanese approach to competition, especially in the J.K.A format regardless of organisations has not altered. That was a ippon and on the street would 90% of the time stop the fight or at least turn it to your advantage. It is Kumite not paddy-wacks, nor brawling. Great tactics, great kick.

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