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    Kicking at any target is going to make you easy to knock over, not just kicking at the head. You're still standing on one foot even when you're kicking the leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    Kicking at any target is going to make you easy to knock over, not just kicking at the head. You're still standing on one foot even when you're kicking the leg.
    I think you can make a pretty good case that a high-kick makes you easier to knock over than a kick aimed at the waist or legs, since the leg goes higher and stays up longer. This just means that high kicks need a bit more set-up or timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus
    I think you can make a pretty good case that a high-kick makes you easier to knock over than a kick aimed at the waist or legs, since the leg goes higher and stays up longer. This just means that high kicks need a bit more set-up or timing.
    I only ever see people getting knocked over when they do a kick where they're foot gets caught on the person's shoulder, like axe kicks or when people don't bother to bring their leg back after the kick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    I only ever see people getting knocked over when they do a kick where they're foot gets caught on the person's shoulder, like axe kicks or when people don't bother to bring their leg back after the kick.
    Agreed, when the fighter throwing the high kick knows how to throw it (at what range and with what set-up) they almost never seem to get knocked over (Ken Shamrock, you go away now). Grappling doesn't automatically negate high kicks. Need I direct the sceptical to Cro Cop, Lidell, and lots of other MMA fighters who simply do not get taken down as a result of high kicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus
    Grappling doesn't automatically negate high kicks. Need I direct the sceptical to Cro Cop, Lidell, and lots of other MMA fighters who simply do not get taken down as a result of high kicks.

    They are also train in grappling, have excellent takedown-defense skills and are the some of the best proffessional fighters in the world today. Which is why they often make high kicks work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    They are also train in grappling, have excellent takedown-defense skills and are the some of the best proffessional fighters in the world today. Which is why they often make high kicks work.
    actually, they make high kicks work because they're really good kickboxers.
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    My point was these guys make high kicks work because they are the best fighters alive on the planet. Plus they are trained in all ranges of grappling including groundfighting. WHich means that even if they get taken down, they know how defend and fight on the ground. It's not a problem for them.

    For most of us, high kicks would not be the best thing. Right now I'm at work in an office wearing a suite and dress shoes. If I was to be attacked right now by the asshole who broke the copier, head kicks are the last thing I would be using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    My point was these guys make high kicks work because they are the best fighters alive on the planet. Plus they are trained in all ranges of grappling including groundfighting. WHich means that even if they get taken down, they know how defend and fight on the ground. It's not a problem for them.

    For most of us, high kicks would not be the best thing. Right now I'm at work in an office wearing a suite and dress shoes. If I was to be attacked right now by the asshole who broke the copier, head kicks are the last thing I would be using.
    I guess you're not very good at head kicks.
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    Better than you at them I can tell you.
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