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Two karateka throwing Ura-Mawashi-Geri (Spinning Hook Kick) simultaneously, with one landing for a knockout.

In the slow-mo, the bald fighter seemed to have thrown it at a shallower angle (almost like a crescent kick) while his opponent threw his wider. They got their kicks off pretty much at the same time, but the one that landed had much less distance to travel, which let it reach the opponent’s face sooner.

Having less distance does mean a weaker kick, but the bald fighter is bigger, so he has more mass to put into it, making it enough to put the other guy’s lights out.

I’m not an expert; that’s just my two cents on it.

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