Examples of effective use of spinning back kicks in KB/MT

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  1. TonyK Brown Belt

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    I personally see more of them in MMA than in pure striking sports, maybe because in MMA strikers tend to keep more distance away from the grapplers and clinch less, but I barely see it in the big MT events, Glory, K-1 and whatnot. Anybody got examples, gifs or youtube links?
     
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    Semmy Schilt KOed Mark Hunt with a spin kick to the body...
     
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    Great video. Thank you for sharing!!!! Half of those fights he has his hands down. Crazy good timing.
     
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    If you're fighting a really good grappler, the last thing you want is to start throwing some spinning stuff
     
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    great clip
     
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    do spinning heel kicks count?

    btw Kwonkicker deserves some kind of mention, his win wasnt high level or anything, but it still was a pretty cool spinning back kick.
     
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    During Glory 10 in LA this weekend i saw about 15 spinning back kicks, but kickboxers see them coming faster and check them. MMA fighters are not used to them and don't check them.
     
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    Edit: misread thread, my bad. This is a backfist/elbow.
     
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    Benny Urquidez used spinning back kicks to great effect in his career. They weren't telegraphed and nailed their targets perfectly. He knocked the wind out of Takeshi Naito and Yutaka Koshikawa with them.
     
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    Stefan Leko vs. Badr Hari
    Stefan Leko vs. Carter Williams
    Stefan Leko vs. Harry Hooft

    Michael Thompson vs. Changpuek Kiatsongrit
     
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    This is probably the most brutal stoppage (I say that because I hate referring to the effects of a body shot as a "knockout" lol) induced by a spinning back that I've ever seen. Badr was in so much pain he couldn't even get up.

    And also used the same technique to hide his intentions to wheel kick in their second fight (it appears that Leko is thinking "spinning back kick to the body" right before Badr's heel nearly decapitates him) :icon_twis
    How does one check such a kick, specifically to the body? A few months back I was sparring with a TKD black belt, and the only defense against his spinning back kick that I could think of was to simply move away or to the side of it. So, do you just cover with the forearms, or...?
     
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    Just block with the shin like you would block any other kick to the midsection. Or push kick him in the ass when he has his back turned..
     
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    Michael Thompson was probably one of the greatest kickers to have ever competed in K1 - unfortunately he was too small for a heavyweight & more importantly had zero boxing defense.









    He was from my neck of the woods - to bad he didn't open up a dojo here in London - I would definitely have gone.
     
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    He was so fun to watch. He had almost no boxing skills and was almost all kicks. His style was very unusual to watch.
     

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