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Flying Side Kick by Matt Bottos

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Mixed Martial Artist CJ
I loved the flying side kick since I was a young kid who spent far too much time watching Bruce Lee movies instead of doing school work.

As a teenager I practiced this many times in my backyard when no one was looking but was never quite able to execute one as gracefully, effortlessly or without sustaining some sort of injury as CJ was able to ;)


  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    wow awesome! great timing.

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Stunning my friend- great light and angle- and such beautiful frozen movement Matt!

  • thanks rosie :)

    – Matt Bottos

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacalmost 4 years ago

    powerful image Matt

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    Wow, what a great shot, Matt!

  • Ricky Pfeiffer
    Ricky Pfeifferalmost 4 years ago

    Great work, both of you!

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetalmost 4 years ago

    Superb kick supremely captured mate. Awesome!!!!!!!!

  • thansk heaps Simone :)

    – Matt Bottos

  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingeralmost 4 years ago

    Wow perfect lighting, really brings out her muscle definition…kick ass!!!

  • Ina Mar
    Ina Maralmost 4 years ago

    oh I know what you mean about repetitively watching the same Bruce Lee films and practising in the backyard – except we didn’t have a backyard… So me and my brother used to practise together in the living room, which was quite desastrous for my mother’s decoration and furniture…

  • haha Ina you’re grouse! I didnt grow up with any siblings but if I had a sister I’d hope for one like you :)

    – Matt Bottos

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    No words for how awesome this shot is!! Doesn’t seemed posed at all! LOL

  • MelissaRaquel
    MelissaRaquelalmost 4 years ago

    That is one brilliant capture Matt!

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