Apologies for the double-posting. I FINALLY got the video edited. Unfortunately, due to compatability issues with the way this one was filmed and my computer, there is no sound.
You can find the video here
I REALLY need to bring my knee up higher on that spin. And my landings suck. If Grand Master Teh (my old instructor) saw this lack of technique, he'd be ripping me a new one.
OH! And if you are wondering what the frak I was doing at that last part. I was gonna try to do a "Twin Kick", where you kick your opponent with both feet, pretty much exactly like Haruhi did
. I've only been able to do it a handful of times without either landing on my arm hard, or aborting it mid-jump like I did there. If you connect with it, it hits HARD. Maybe that could be for Emi?
Looking at all your videos, nice contribution, dude!
My comment conflicts with the traditional implementation of the tornado kick, but if you tilt your left leg at a 45 degree angle, it's easier to make it into a round kick (instead of a crescent kick). Just FYI. I learned this from a dude on youtube with detailed, extensive martial arts tutorials, username kwonkicker.
Not that I'm an experienced fighter or anything, but isn't a round kick basically always better than a crescent kick?
And for the front kicks, I wonder if maybe it would be better (especially for an untrained fighter like Rin) to pause after raising her leg, and make it more of a forward "stomp" kick? Same with the side kick -- this is just an amateur watching, but it almost feels like a side kick from the rear leg would have no "oomph" behind it the way a stepping side kick with the front leg would. I'm sure it's different once you've gotten the motion down and can snap it out without thinking about it, but if Rin is supposed to be untrained, it seems like a little pause would make more sense. Maybe I'm overthinking it.
Also, good-looking form with the spinning back kick. Nice job keeping your kicking leg under you as you launch it. Looks very solid.
Then again, maybe this post is overthinking it?
But still, your videos are cool and it's great that you want to lend your skills to a project like this, bravo!