Talk:540 kick

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Are you sure the 540 kick "originated" from Tae Kwon Do? Where can you find this information? Capoeira also has a kick that looks exactly like the 540, and to say TKD invented it is presumptuous.

Re: Capoeira cannot have a claim to have "originated" the 540 if TKD and Shaolinquan have been extant for over 1000 years before Capoeira was invented

Tornado kick (origins and history): As a practitioner and regular tournament competitor of Taekwondo in the bay Area, the earliest use of the "tornado-kick" -- meaning 360degrees rotation, and finishing in a roundhouse (top-of-foot, not side)-- was in Northern California, in 1979. Question: does anyone have documentation or significant evidence for it appearing before 1979, and if so, where, when and by who, and what can you share about that? To my knowledge, TKD schools were not teaching it, or using it, before then, nor were tournament competitors using it before 1979, that I know of. (talk) 23:06, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Origin of tornado kick: On his webpage, Steven Ho credits George Chung with first showing him this kick in the 1980s. If so, who did George Chung first learn it from? Thanks for any insights on the origins of the classic 360-degree tornado kick. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 7 June 2013 (UTC)


Should this really be at "540 Kick", with the K capitalized? --maru (talk) contribs 23:47, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Nope. Moved, copied text and discussion, going to make related grammar fixes as well. --Ted 22:48, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd really prefer to have this page at the more descriptive inside turning kick or tornado kick, especially since the 540 degrees is really only 360. --MarSch 15:02, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

While I agree that a name change might be in order, I feel that we'd just be switching from one common name to another common name. Inside turning kick is more common to wushu and tornado kick is more common to other martial arts. I have seen tornado kick refer to a simple 360 crescent kick that doesn't land on the kicking leg like a 540 does, so that might cause some confusion. 540 kick is more common among tricksters so I think either way we're losing out. If we have to move it, I think the next best alternative is inside turning kick, but I'm not so sure we have to move it. Do happen you to know some other wikipedians that could share their thoughts on the matter. (Guyinblack25 21:06, 18 March 2007 (UTC))
I guess we could ask here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Martial Arts --MarSch 10:22, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Merge 540 Gyro into this page[edit]

I propose that the article 540 gyro be merged into the 540 gyro description in the Variations section of this page. Since a 540 gyro is a derivative of the 540, it makes sense to combine the two onto one article and turn 540 gyro into a redirect page. This will also reduce redundancy. Any thoughts? (Guyinblack25 23:20, 14 February 2007 (UTC))


Should this be 540° kick? Just wondering. Thanks, Genius101 Wizard (talk) 21:35, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

User:Razael deNoir I just wanted to add that the tornado kick is not another name for the 540 kick, the tornado kick is a recommended prerequisite to the 540 due to the T-kick's ease. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Razael deNoir (talkcontribs) 13:45, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Request to merge Jump inside kick here has been received at Proposed Mergers noticeboard. Discuss below. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 19:57, 25 September 2014 (UTC)