Front/side kick to the kneecap...effective?
What do you guys think of such a technique? I'm not referring to your typical roundhouse leg kick, but a direct kick on the knee cap causing it to bend backwards. I have yet to use it in an actual fight but based on sparring experience, it seems to be more of a distraction than anything else, setting up a punch. However, based on the typical feeling of getting hit in the kneecap, it seems that if you were to set it up and actually get a direct hit it could cripple your opponent quite quickly.