David Sim wrote:
there was another statement of the standard thing about high kicks being essentially martially useless...
This is really simple - you will find exactly what you look for.
Most high kicks are
martially useless because most people can't do them, and many of those who can can't do them well. But, if they have trained well, then high kicks can be very useful. Since most people can't do them well, it follows that most people say they are useless. So, why not try finding someone who can
do them well, then ask them what they
think? But I think we already know the answer.