Often, I find myself hitting the sandbag in the garage, practicing strikes to the air, or lightly sparring my not-as-gungho friends and wonder, "Is this good form? Is this the best way to strike from this position? Would there be a better way to deliver this strike? Am I forgetting anything or overextending?"
As such, I was thinking that perhaps Bullshido could have a form breakdown/analysis on the basic strikes and how power is generated from them. Of course, different strikes are used for different reasons, and the same strike can be changed for different scenarios, but a nice breakdown on the basic or "most perfect" form in an ideal scenario (like hitting a bag) would be nice.
For instance, on a low rear-legged roundhouse, the list would describe:
Basic Form/How it's done - A step-by-step guide on how to throw a basic roundhouse.
Point of Contact - Shin vs Ball-of-foot
Details - How high to bring the leg, whether to bring the kick around or to drop it at a downwards angle, chamber or not chamber etc.
Where to attack - Hitting right above or high above the knee on the side to deadleg, smashing across the quads to cramp up.
How to deliver the most effective strike - Focus on leading with your hip, follow through the strike, point your toes.
Things to watch out for - Don't let your hands drop low, recover quickly, don't hit with your instep.
Advanced tidbits - You can throw your rear (while kicking, lead) hand backwards to counterbalance the strike.
A rudimentary list would be:
with some more complicated strikes after the original is done such as:
I know this is a lot to ask for, but I feel as if a list like this could be useful for beginners or confused strikes like me. Also, this may be a way to "standardize" strikes to be used as the "best form to use in most scenarios that allow the strike to occur".
Granted we could have our coaches or teachers teach us, but even then, I find myself doubting their advice. Especially since different coaches often preach different things due to their own style of fighting. Thus a list of basic strikes would be extremely helpful.