Did the popularity of the Karate Kid basically ruin the effectiveness of the crane kick?

Since now everyone will know what’s coming when you get in the crane kick position, and the element of surprise is gone, has the crane kick become an extinct move? Do martial arts experts not like the Karate Kid for ruining the crane kick in the way magicians don’t like other magicians who reveal their secrets?

5 Responses to “Did the popularity of the Karate Kid basically ruin the effectiveness of the crane kick?”

  1. WereTurtle  on November 20th, 2011

    yeah, because, Okinowan Crane had an unbeatable technique (as Miyagi described it). Anyone with a shred of common sense can see what was coming.

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  2. Agnostic Front  on November 20th, 2011

    That makes no sense.

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  3. callsignfuzzy  on November 20th, 2011

    Ummmm, assuming this is serious, the “Crane Kick” was basically made up for the movie. And it wasn’t some magical technique, anyway. A guy standing on one leg really only has so many options available. That’s why you never actually see anything like that in real competitions.

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  4. SiFu frank  on November 20th, 2011

    No. Anyone who poses for any technique like in the movie is going to get hit. Movies are for fun, not for learning to preform a martial art.LOL
    The “Crane kick should come fast and un telegraphed not like in the movie.
    It is very similar to the Taekwando jump front kick.

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  5. ISDS  on November 20th, 2011

    Very few people have any idea whatsoever how the crane kick is applied. It is no way portrayed accurately in the movie. Anyone in the world with any modicum of common sense should be able to figure out intuitively you don’t just stand on one leg and wait for some one to get close enough to hit.

    The crane kick has several applications and they are all in motion during specific sets of circumstances. I see no reason to start educating the world on how crane kicks are actually applied. If you want to learn go find a White Crane style instructor.

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Did the popularity of the Karate Kid basically ruin the effectiveness of the crane kick?

Since now everyone will know what’s coming when you get in the crane kick position, and the element of surprise is gone, has the crane kick become an extinct move? Do martial arts experts not like the Karate Kid for ruining the crane kick in the way magicians don’t like other magicians who reveal their secrets?

5 Responses to “Did the popularity of the Karate Kid basically ruin the effectiveness of the crane kick?”

  1. WereTurtle  on November 20th, 2011

    yeah, because, Okinowan Crane had an unbeatable technique (as Miyagi described it). Anyone with a shred of common sense can see what was coming.

    Reply

  2. Agnostic Front  on November 20th, 2011

    That makes no sense.

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  3. callsignfuzzy  on November 20th, 2011

    Ummmm, assuming this is serious, the “Crane Kick” was basically made up for the movie. And it wasn’t some magical technique, anyway. A guy standing on one leg really only has so many options available. That’s why you never actually see anything like that in real competitions.

    Reply

  4. SiFu frank  on November 20th, 2011

    No. Anyone who poses for any technique like in the movie is going to get hit. Movies are for fun, not for learning to preform a martial art.LOL
    The “Crane kick should come fast and un telegraphed not like in the movie.
    It is very similar to the Taekwando jump front kick.

    Reply

  5. ISDS  on November 20th, 2011

    Very few people have any idea whatsoever how the crane kick is applied. It is no way portrayed accurately in the movie. Anyone in the world with any modicum of common sense should be able to figure out intuitively you don’t just stand on one leg and wait for some one to get close enough to hit.

    The crane kick has several applications and they are all in motion during specific sets of circumstances. I see no reason to start educating the world on how crane kicks are actually applied. If you want to learn go find a White Crane style instructor.

    Reply


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