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    I don't think learning/drilling the low kick first necessarily teaches poor mechanics. A crummy low kick will feel incorrect to the student when they know what to look for, and will steer their kicking development.
    I'm veering into foreign territory here, but to me the hip-opening movement is harder to isolate in a low kick than in a middle kick. The middle kick also has more leeway regarding footwork, too. I think this is a legitimate pedagogical choice.
    What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates

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