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    Flexibility needed for low kicks claim?

    Paul uploaded an interesting video about the round kick.
    My low kick is weaker than high kick. Wonder if this is a reason.


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    Who knows? That dude stood around in the woods and talked for 12 minutes. Give me 30 seconds of kicking the heavy bag and I'll tell you what is wrong with your round kick.

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    Also, his background appears to be Dancing and Gymnastics not kicking people.

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    Ask your coach, a video with a bunch of meaningless chatter in the woods isn't going to help much. I will say that one thing I notice when I hold for people is that a lot of the time, they don't get up on the ball of their foot for leg kicks, so naturally it's going to be slower and weaker.

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    Well, you have to pivot your foot and turn your hip over on a high kick the same as a low, so I don't see how it can be a flexibility issue if you have good power on one, but not the other. It's probably just your form.

    Preturning your foot helps make it easier to rotate on the supporting foot, but it's not like your supporting foot is stuck in cement & your kick doomed to have no follow through if you don't preturn, as he demos in the middle of the video, either.

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    That guy doesn't know how to throw a Muay Thai low kick. His reference image in the very beginning is wrong and his discussion about strike angle is wrong. Also, his stance is too wide and too sideways. He would get dropped on his ass standing like that.

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    looks like those "stance things" could help improve flexibility required for a thai kick. However time would be MUCH better spent practicing kicks on a bag, pads, or in the air rather than mastering his 5 different stances.

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    "Keep this picture in mind as you watch the video."
    Good advice. That picture convinced me to stop watching immediately, and saved 13 minutes of my day.

    Count me as "Not in favor" of planting the foot sideways before kicking.

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    As someone with really poor flexibility trying to get back into using this kick, I can tell you that it sure doesn't help.
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    I don't know who that guy is but I want to kick his fucking head off.

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