Crescent Kick

The recent passing of Jim Kelly had me more bitter than sad. He should have been a superstar of martial arts films. Tennis should have only been a hobby.

At my local grind house theater I got to see “Tattoo Connection”. That was the movie that made me a fan. Jim Kelly was seen as the local hero so everyone would cheer for him when he was fighting. I joined them in cheering for him.

Since the movie was from ’78 I had some uncomfortable moments watching it today. The racial moments were not the only bad parts. The non-love making scene with race car stills was rough to watch.

When you are scouting him, the first thing on the check list is his crescent kick. The kick looks so effortless. The force of the blow has the opponent spinning in circles. I forgot how well he can put his combinations together. Four punches to the chest and body. Back fist to the face. The opponent recoils back which creates distance between him and Jim. The added distance puts him in range of a side kick. The use of knees stood out to me due to seeing the same technique in MMA.

When he walks onto a scene, the camera had no problem finding him. He lights up the place. He is always at his fighting weight. The footwork he uses during combat is also used in entertaining a lady. I would try the same thing but she might see the footwork and think I am ready to fight her. I end up getting beat up. The glued on side burns wouldn’t help anyway.

today’s workout

*If it’s marked, it’s the actual dance.
Excuse the math; I know it’s wrong somewhere, but it’s close.

scalpelandasmile asked:

She points a foam sword at Carolina, her eyes flashing as she winks. "I'd kneel, maybe I'd make you a knight for me." (imsosorry)

 >>>   She’ll eye the false blade carefully, her helmet hiding her amusement.

   This is a serious situation. She is being threatened with a blade, and the threat analysis comes first.

     “I kneel to no-one.

   Leaning back on one leg, she’ll use a crescent kick to bat the foam sword to the side before stepping into the space it had occupied. This mean war, Grey. Are you prepared?

vixx666 asked:

for the groups do boyfriend!!!

my time period as a fan: since forever honestly since that stupid water teaser for their debut came out and tricked me into thinking i was about to stan a bunch of cool boys instead of large babies

my bias among the members & why: hyUNSEONG BC HE IS….LITERALLY AN ANGEL!!!!!! HE’S So wonderful and nice and talented and handsome and sweet and caring and adorable and funny and hardworking and he deserves to be happy forever i’M CRIYNG I LVOE!!!!

favorite song: hhhnnnnnnn either one day or standing with u or love style (or any of hyunseong’s solos, and also the entire gogo ikemen 5 soundtrack) also my avatar was good too

favorite mv: i lOVED LOVE STYLE IT WAS SO FUN SO FRESH BUT ALSO WITCh was great bc werewolf boyfriend or maybe iyah bc school uniforms

favorite choreo: ummM?????? janus was rad and cool but honestly boyfriend had an outside crescent kick in it so i am inclined to say that one

favorite era: love style or don’t touch my girl they were truly….beautiful….

cutest member: hyunSEONG HE’S SO!!!! CUTE!!!!!! but also minwoo’s aegyo is really….somethin else…….

sexiest member: hyunSDOENG but aside from that???? idk??? none of them are really sexy honestly they’re just normal dudes really like???

best friend member: HYUNSEONG but also jinglejangles and youngmin like we would meme on everyone

best smile: uuHJFKDNGFJKDNGD (u know aside from hyunseong) jEONGMIN’S SMILE IS REALLY, GREAT

favorite rapper: minwoo it’s incredible listening to his voice when he raps like….wow……minwoo

favorite vocalist: hyunseong…….but honestly imo i feel like jeongmin has impeccable music sense his adlibs are always so great and his voice is so soothing to listen to

favorite dancer: MINWOO IS SO GOOD?????? But i love watching kwangmin and youngmin like how do they get their long noodle limbs to do those moves??? and look so sharp???? nice

what i see for them in the future: i really hope that their popularity will steadily increase as it has been recently and that they will make it big, but for now i feel like they’re going to continue with the similar dark manly concepts for comebacks until they get popular….though i hope something like love style will happen again…