Kicking - What's Your Angle?
The stomp footwork thread brought this to mind - pardon me if it's been beaten to death.
I noticed a few months back that some of my kicks were starting to flatten out and strike perpendicular to the target - my round kicks to the solar plexus and groin and side kick to the hip, in particular. This is not the way they were taught but sometimes the emphasis gets lost.
All of the kicks I have learned in Filipino arts should be delivered at a 45 degree angle to the target, either rising or descending, depending on the target.
The throat, chin, solar plexus, ribs, groin, front kick to the knee.
Descending: Side kick to the knee, ankle, stomps.
Since I have seen footage of many styles where kicks are sent straight in at the target, I was wondering about other styles - what's your angle?