Posted On:8/04/2011 7:26am
Style: Boxing BJJ
Alright guys I know nothing of kicking, other than the bits and pieces I've picked up from other martial artists. I really want to become a proficient kicker so I can balance my fighting style. So my first question is, What style is the best at kicking, for say mma fights? 2) Is TKD any good for mma? And could someone list their personal favorite kicking styles? Thanks everyone
Posted On:8/04/2011 9:30am
Style: Shaolin, Goshin Jujitsu
I know very little about kicking.
From what I DO know, Muay Thai rules the cage (+ knees), but (some schools of) freestyle Kickboxing and KK can both give you good kicking skills too.
I think TKD is best avoided because of the emphasis on point sparring and flashiness, but I have heard that some schools (generally the old school, traditional, TKD or the new school, MMA influenced TKD) can produce real skills. Hee il Cho (sp?) looks like a strong coach from a good TKD lineage in my untrained opinion.
If you were to go down the Kung Fu route, Northern styles at a school that spars (and preferably competes on the Lei Tai) would be your best bet.
Posted On:8/04/2011 9:35am
Style: mma /boxing/muai thai
Muay thai is the most common kicking style that is blended into MMA. You could break the mold and do all sorts of random things to become a kicker and sometimes they will work but you are more likley to be successful if you go with the norm.
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:8/04/2011 10:27am
Didn't you already ask this in a more appropriate forum?
Posted On:8/04/2011 12:18pm
Style: Judo, MT, KM
I'm a fan of MT kicks and I agree w Battheo that kickboxing is also pretty useful.
Posted On:8/04/2011 1:24pm
Style: BacktoSanshou, nogiBJJ
For MMA fights, the best kicking style is Muay Thai since most fighters you see in MMA use those techinuqes.
Posted On:8/04/2011 5:43pm
Alright thanks everyone, I'll check into Muay Thai and try it out. I've heard that TKD produces some strong kicks? I don't like that the focus on point sparring though. So I'll check out tkd and go from there. Thanks everyone.
Posted On:8/07/2011 3:31am
Style: Chang Tai Chi + Muay Thai
Taekwondo has issues with not training follow through in my opinion. Other than that, the variety of kicks Taekwondo teaches isn't bad at all, you can really throw some unexpected stuff most people fighting in MMA won't be used to. If you go with Taekwondo, it wouldn't be a bad idea to take it to a bag and a partner with Thai pads to build up some power.
You have to work the look.
Posted On:8/07/2011 4:13am
Style: Judo, BJJ
Somebody who does MMA is very likely to have done TKD at some point in the past. So you're not really going to surprise too many people with your unorthodox TKD techniques.
Posted On:8/07/2011 8:18am
Style: judo hiatus
You have boxing tools.
You have bjj tools.
Better off spending some time getting take down tools.
Get your ass in the judo dojo.
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