Advanced kicking question.
I doing Muay Thai. I am pretty tall and quite flexible, got long arms and legs. Seems I am a natural kicker. Muay Thai is pretty basic on kicking, but, and I wanted to learn some more complex kicks; started looking at Tae Kwon Do.
Problem is, there is no good Tae Kwon Do gyms in Phuket. So I ordered the DVD "Revolution of Kicking" (you'll find it on YouTube). I know you can't learn to fight from a DVD; the DVD don't teach you that. It just teaches you the single kick, applying it is up to you (I actually think the DVD teaches it better than any person could as everything is pre thought through and well explained). So I practice my applications in Muay Thai sparring and it isn't that hard.
Anyway, I got no teacher to ask this (none of my MMA or Muay Thai teachers are complex kickers), so gotta resort to the net like an old fashioned nerd...
I can do all front kicks and axe kicks, round house kicks, front spinning kicks and side kicks, so on, I can do them all on both legs. They are pretty basic. I have learned how to do the two kicks, back spinning kick and turning back kick, on my left leg and I can do them really well and with a fuckload of power.
So, my problem is that my right leg (I am left leg dominant) is semi retarded, and I can't do any style of back kicks on them with ease. What I want to know, is are advanced level kickers (TKD tournament fighters or such) actually using both legs with these kicks? I mean, for me, the deal seems, I can spend a fuckload of time and energy on my right leg and bring it up to speed, but will I ever trust it enough to use it in competition or a real fight?
There is no way I'd throw my right leg as a back kick right now, but I want to know if abandoning it is a mistake.
Like, when I get to a higher level, are people going to think I am a retard because I only bothered to learn it on one leg, or is this a common thing with everyone?
Do professional fighters really learn every kick on both legs and actually use them in real fights and tournaments?
Please don't answer this unless you know how to do the kicks in question and can actually do them. I don't need some theoratical bullshit about how it is good to be balanced on both sides when you don't know **** - I am after practical and realistic training.