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You sacrifice footing for a two footed kick, hence you drop.

To me that can only be a run jump kick drop, or maybe a jump kick drop. In either case I think the word drop is unnecessary. Kind of like saying “kick then put your foot back down.”

Yep that's usually what a drop kick is.

THIS is where the expression came from:
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This guy was apparently a great American hero. Both on the gridiron for Notre Dame and during WWII as a government spy.

"Savoldi was approached by the U.S. government in 1942 about joining the war effort in an espionage role. He was chosen (for the OSS, precursor to the CIA) due to his fluency in multiple dialects of Italian, his expertise in hand-to-hand combat, and his deep knowledge of the Italian geography—including the interior of Benito Mussolini's compound."
One of his missions involved extracting an italian engineer from German occupied Italy. Said engineer "was the inventor of the highly effective magnetic trigger used in the Silvrifici Italiano Calosi (SIC) torpedo, which the Germans used extensively.

Also: "Savoldi spoke Italian in several dialects as well as French, Spanish, and some German, and his dangerous work behind enemy lines was highly regarded according to several, now declassified, documents. "

Read more about him here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Savoldi#Notre_Dame

And he was only well known and celebrated for being a pro-wrestler. :confused:
"Savoldi agreed to meet (World champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis) and Sandow (a promoter) the following day at a local gym, and after an informal tryout in which Strangler Lewis proclaimed Savoldi the strongest man he had ever wrestled."

He died at 65 of a heart attack, living in self-imposed obscurity as a high school science teacher. At 54, he had gone back to school and finished his college degree and successfully pursued his last ambition.
 

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"In 1941, he brought a new energy drink to market, called Dropkick, The Drink For "All Americans". Despite excellent pre-sales, including a contract with the University of Notre Dame to feature the drink in their stadium during the 1942 season, the business venture fizzled when the United States entered the war, and the ensuing sugar rationing eliminated his ability to mass-produce the drink"

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THIS is where the expression came from:
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This guy was apparently a great American hero. Both on the gridiron for Notre Dame and during WWII.

"Savoldi was approached by the U.S. government in 1942 about joining the war effort in an espionage role. He was chosen due to his fluency in multiple dialects of Italian, his expertise in hand-to-hand combat, and his deep knowledge of the Italian geography—including the interior of Benito Mussolini's compound."
One of his missions involved extracting an italian engineer from German occupied Italy. Said engineer "was the inventor of the highly effective magnetic trigger used in the Silvrifici Italiano Calosi (SIC) torpedo, which the Germans used extensively.

Also: "Savoldi spoke Italian in several dialects as well as French, Spanish, and some German, and his dangerous work behind enemy lines was highly regarded according to several, now declassified, documents. "

Read more about him here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Savoldi#Notre_Dame

And he was only well known and celebrated for being a pro-wrestler. :confused:
"Savoldi agreed to meet (World champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis) and Sandow (a promoter) the following day at a local gym, and after an informal tryout in which Strangler Lewis proclaimed Savoldi the strongest man he had ever wrestled."
Actually, that is just a quote of a sportscaster of the era expounding on an already named move. The best I could find was that the kick was delivered and the kicker dropped on the kicked.
 

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Actually, that is just a quote of a sportscaster of the era expounding on an already named move. The best I could find was that the kick was delivered and the kicker dropped on the kicked.

Do some more homework. You might just look at some of the photos I posted of him doing the maneuver. It is true that there is some contention about the true originator of the wrestling move, whether so named or otherwise.

Whether or not he originated the expression, he certainly is credited with popularizing it. After all, his trademark maneuver was printed up as the brand of soda that featured pictures of him doing the the "drop kick". At this point, I think we can all admit that the news report of Arnold Schwarzenegger being "drop kicked" was certainly an accurate description of the event.

Somewhat unrelated anecdote:
During his OSS boot camp, Savoldi was apparently chided by one of his instructors about self defense, having already sprained the instructor's wrist. Savoldi invited the instructor to the practice mat so as to attempt a successful attack on him and prove his point. The instructor, unaware of Savoldi's famous career, gave it a try, and was roundly thrashed with a flying leg scissor maneuver that gave the instructor a harsh face plant into the dirt. After that, they decided that he was adequately trained in self defense.

And...an unrelated picture.
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June 7, 1957: HMS Ark Royal R-09 rendezvousing with the Mayflower replica in the mid-Atlantic.​

 

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Aircraft carriers.

Submarine-style.
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Japanese, of course. Until nuclear subs, these were the largest subs ever built. Yamamoto, the famous admiral, proposed their creation, so as to sneak up on the USA coastlines and fly out and drop bombs. They were equipped with enough fuel to make it to the east coast without refueling.
 
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