How to Do a Tornado Kick : Jumping Tips For a Tornado Kick
So now we’ve learned exactly what to do with
our arms and how to set up for this movement. Now, right before we can go into the kick
we’re going to learn how to jump. So that out kick can land effectively. Now when we
step out right here, to this point we are in the horse stance. We’re shifting, the second
we shift all of our weight to the right leg. I’m going to just switch from this angle just
to show you so I can face you. Go over here, we’re shifting our weight from the left leg
to the right leg. Arms still in the same plain. The we dip, we just go down a little bit to
spring up. The only purpose of going down is so we can spring up. Then we use the muscles
in our right leg, our thighs, and our calves and some ankles and push up in a straight
upward motion. Some people lean back to much, so then they go off on the wrong plain and
they’re basically, their body, or their leg or their arm will be pulling them in the wrong
direction. Therefore, bring in inefficient in the kick. You want to jump straight up,
straight on the same path as your knee, your chest, and your head all in a straight line.
As you can imagine a line going through you. So let me demonstrate one, slowly. Jump. Now,
what you want to do, as I mentioned with the arms as this is coming up you also want your
left leg to push up. All of this centers you at the same time brings your entire body up
as much as possible. So, you want to remember to bring up but also to actively push off.
A lot of people just move with the momentum and they are able to get across but their
kick will not be as high as possible. So you want to run and jump. The reason that you
crouch down just a little bit is to give yourself that extra distance to push up. If you only
go down a little bit and try to push up you will only be able to jump up a little bit.
But if you spring down lower you will be able to jump up higher. However, obviously, if
you go down to low then it’s to tiring to go that extra distance and jump up. So there
is the right height as I mentioned before. Which is about, about a comfortable horse
stance height, like so. Next we’ll show you the kick.