Fun with "Kicks" (and that wacky round of mine)
There are 2 things I want to show or discuss with this clip. The first is that it's a nice handy clip for when people are like "DUh..how do block high kicks..." My partner is actually a bit non-standard but he's got incredible forearms so it doesn't matter. I'll post another clip of me doing what I think is a more standard blocking method tommorow. I'm tired of editing right now.
The second thing and, to me, the more interesting thing is that I am trying to show an application of the wierd looking round kick I showed on the "what does this have to do with kicking?" thread and also on the "Muay Thai Roundhouse" thread. In addition to the clip of me blocking, I'll add a shorter clip of my other partner calling it quits because I'm hurting his arms to much with those pansy ass silk pajama kung fu kicks. I had to find me another partner.
This first clip shows the basic kick and then 3 different applications of it. The drill is simply for me to only throw repeated rounds and for him to block. No combos, no faking which side. Nevertheless on each of the 3 variants I throw he can't block them. I even throw them slow and pull them since I can pretty much tell ahead of time he won't be able to block them because he's never seen that kind of a kick before. He keeps grabbing the kick after it lands which kind of ruins the demo but don't be distracted by that. I am throwing heavy kicks when I know he will block them and then pulling them when I can see he won't.