Who is that?! Are they someone we should know in the skating world?
Just happened to see this on Instagram this morning .. Lucinda Ruh really has the most marvelous spins...
Skaters have been doing these kicks since the early 70s, when skating was far more popular than martial arts
so I think I'll stick to the skating lingo
And I would presume ballet predated martial arts, not the other way around, although if there is proof to the contrary, that could be interesting too.
What is it?
It's a technique of fighting. It does indeed predate codified dance. By a lot.
Yeah? So what are they? All I did was recognize what Torgashev was doing based off my knowledge - what is the "skating nickname" for it? You did after all say you'd be sticking to them. I've never heard of anyone but you call it "The Flying Torg", so I'm guessing that's not it, nor do I see it ever catching on. If it doesn't exist, what's the problem with calling it by its off-ice equivalent's name?I was referring to the individual nicknames when I referred to skating terms.
And I apologize if I was unclear
What "martial arts world" existed "then"? Are you sure you know, since you thought ballet predated martial arts? And why does it matter if someone cannot imagine it? Do you know what kind of inspiration these people drew, what they watched, or are you trying to say they limited themselves to only a small fraction of things for inspiration? None of that even matters in someone recognizing an element, anyway, which is all I did over there. Nowhere did I say "a 540 is what it should be called in skating" or "540 is what it's called in skating". Just "it's a 540".I just cannot imagine the skaters who I saw with those kinds of jumps taking from the martial arts world as it existed then.
I suppose someone could ask Andrew T. if he has any knowledge of martial arts or if that was his inspiration for his own flying kick jump. I have read almost all the interviews I can with him, since he's a fave, , and I have not heard of any awareness of martial arts on his part, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out.
I have no clue whatsoever why you went from "ballet predated martial arts" to this. But so be it, because people from ballet definitely say that they drew inspiration from martial arts for this move.I have no doubt that variations on this move has existed in all disciplines where movement is important, it's cool, and coolness crosses all borders