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    Well if it works then I see nothing wrong with it :)

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    I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood supporting member
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    I like to catch kicks and throw people on the ground, personally. You can also hit people really hard and they can't defend very well.
    Amen to that! When I was learning Chinese Boxing way back when we would practice a move where you catch a sidekick and displace your opponents supporting leg with yours, calf to calf. It would always send them crashing to the floor on their back.

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    Like all motor skills catching kicks requires practice. I find it's safer if you move into your opponent so you can send him crashing to the ground( by either kicking the supporting leg or simply shoving him). Also if you have a good hold of the leg(closer to the foot) you can pull it up and quickly step back( that can give your opponent a nasty groin pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe

    I would rather keep my arms in tight to my body than expose my rib cage in any way.

    I have seen people break their foot from a well placed elbow. It can be delivered while keeping your arms in tight so as to protect yourself.

    Not saying that kick catching can't work just that I don't like the risk vs reward ratio.

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    I have found that keeping the arms in tight and absorbing the impact of the kick can be very dangerous. This runs true for roundhouses and sidekicks. I broke my partners ulna when he tucked his arms into to protect his body instead of moving to avoid it; this was with a spinning back kick-esque technique. So to assume that tucking in doesn't have its risks is wrong. I also find that the arms in tight and take the impact method of defense leads to a lack of footwork and body movement. That is you end up always just covering as best as possible, instead of when you have no other option, and accordingly your opponent is able to wail into you with hard shots.

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    Thanks for all the advice! I've gotten better at catching, but now I'm working out how to do sweeps after I've got the leg -- I mean without body-slamming my opponent to the floor, that is.

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    Kickcatcher needs to post in this thread.

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