The Floppity Kick

(Until someone tells me what it's actually called).

(Also, I forgot the "Ranger Roll" video link in my email)

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29 Comments

  • Dean

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    I’ve seen Billy Blanks use that kick to good effect against Tokey Hill way back in 1980!

    • Dedicated Spartan

      Reply Reply March 17, 2018

      He should do a breakdown/Tutorial of this kick.

  • Dean

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    By the way, we used to call it The Cartwheel Kick

  • Zach

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    Well if Tekken used it, it must be effective.

  • Kim

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    From the videos, it looks like the floppity kick is like anything–if it’s not executed well, with the right timing, distance, and strategy, it will fail. Alvarez was all about showmanship–wrong distance, no strategy to get the opponent in a position so it would land. The karate video shows a completely different level of execution among the competitors. That said, having some good jiu jitsu skills just in case is a very good idea!

  • Sherm Homan

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    So many times it looks like the recipient has all the time in the world to avoid the foot-to-the-face.

  • Rod

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    TIMBER !

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    I notice Alvarez theows it within seconds of the bell in case it doesn’t work out.

  • Clive

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    Powerful move – devastating

  • Seth

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    I’ll never understand why punches to the face are against the rules, while a spinning heel kick to the face is perfectly legal?!?!

  • Evaristo

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    Do mawashi kaiten geri – side rolling roundouse

  • Leonard

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    WOW!

  • Steven Louis Born

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    I believe this is very similar to what used to be called the axe kick about 50 years ago.

  • Steven Louis Born

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    But no, maybe a spinning heal kick?

  • Steven Louis Born

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    I really like the commit you made on how you end up if you miss hitting solid and that you most likely will. Plus, if you hit the hard part of the head your heal will be giving you some extreme pain as you limp away.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Jumping jolly ranchers

  • Conway Redding

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Looks like one of those high-risk, high-gain techniques, that may work better in the dojo than on the street, where flinging yourself to the ground runs the risk of causing you some injury. In any event, I’m not athletic enough to pull this move off, and even if I had the degree of athleticism required, probably wouldn’t want to try it in a serious confrontation.

  • Mike

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    I was doing MMA up till 3 years ago but started when we were called Shootfighters. All kicks became round kicks. I think all styles of kicking from Karate in multiple platforms to Silat and it’s multiple platforms and blah blah should be included in striking. I’m a Boran striker first but I study all kicking from everything I can now. Andy Hug had a axe kick from Hell. I’ve only seen that floppy kick with Eddie and I thought “wtf is he doing?” until watching the Kyokushin guys. I wouldn’t try it in MMA but those flashy kicks can work for those who train them ex cartwheel kick Saenchia. Brian Ebersol (ms) knocked a dude out with his round off version but I think got DQ’d bc the organization thought it was a fix. I think if you train for something no matter how radical you will eventually make it work another example Capoeira wheel kick done by a Vitor. It’s sad when someone’s career gets to its high points every time he takes performance enhancers. But how can you not like Vitor? I like him. Great video

  • Nils Baumhöfer

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Actually the Kick is called “Do Mawashi Kaiten Geri”, but many refer to it as the Roll Kick.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Hey Mate

    In Australia we have a Bad Ass Peter Graham who does the rolling thunder, which is similar, and there is the reverse of this, called the Tornado kick.

    Look him up.

    Cheers Chris

  • Tom

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    I think it’s written in the beginning of the clip: Mawashi kaiten geri, which should stand for ” circular roll kick” if I’m not too far from the translation.

  • Bob

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    All those fights are Mas Oyama’s Kyokushinkai Kan Karate which I took from 1968 till 1984 and we never, not once, did any spinning kicks whatsoever. Turning our back or leaving the ground would mean certain death, except for the traditional front flying kick where we would always land on our feet and not in some stupid forward or back stance. The idiot instructors who Incorporated those spinning techniques did so long after Oyama died. And I’ll bet you he is turning in his grave. We also never learned how to bob and weave and avoid or step back. You’ll notice our lack of maneuverability in this video. Thank goodness I also took 10 years of kickboxing. Another art I took for 4 years was Judo where most of the time you also remain on your feet. Jiu Jitsu is the only on your back art. And in the street, while you’re tying one guy up, his four buddies will be kicking your head in.

  • John

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    I would.like to see moments this isnt successful you have a high degree of exposure if you are not succesful

  • Dan Mac

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    I’ve heard it referred to as a “rolling thunder kick” or “rolling axe kick” before

  • robert

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Putting that one in my toolbox.

  • Rob Lewis

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    It’s called a roller kick, rolling kick, or rolling thunder kick…pretty cool when it connects but pretty sketchy when it doesnt…

  • Alan

    Reply Reply March 10, 2018

    Nice move. Remember me of Capoeira moves.

  • Brian

    Reply Reply March 12, 2018

    I don’t know what it’s called, but that’s pretty slick. I’m too old for that stuff, but it looks pretty effective if you land it.

  • Dandylion

    Reply Reply March 12, 2018

    It’s called “ Rolling Thunder “

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