I think an example of what the Villain is talking about (without putting words in his mouth) is a right kick/left hook combo for example. The left hand is in such a position during the kick, that it will naturally flow into a lead hook after the kick.
One thing I am grappling with now in my own training is my coaches affinity for punching with the same side hand immediately after the kick lands. By this I mean that the punch is thrown before the kicking leg plants. So, right kick, right punch or left kick, left punch. It requires a lot of balance, and almost comes off like a superman punch. Not quite sure of the efficacy of it yet, as I haven't used it in a fight... but it is interesting. I am keeping an open mind.
Originally Posted by octaviousbp
In all the thai fights I've seen, they do right kick, right hook. I've seen it connect on many occasions. The reason for doing this combination is because the guy you're kicking is trying to counter by side-stepping and grabbing your leg, so his hand is down. It could also be because most people will tend to drop their hands a little for their elbow to cover more of the ribs when you kick to that area. Hence the combo is a natural follow up.
It's a high percentage move judging from the number of times I've seen it work.
I used to practice jab lead high kick a lot, and I've used it pretty decently in sparring a couple times, but I haven't really done anything with it in a while.
one of my trainers has been working with me on a new move recently, where you throw a rear roundhouse to the body and then come forward with a cross before the foot lands. kind of weird looking move but you see it a fair bit in thailand, changpuek used it a lot. when you throw the kick you throw it stiff leg and basically straight up into the ribs without turning the hip over otherwise you cant really throw the punch
shows a whole bunch of them starting at about 1:48
Last edited by alex; 2/16/2007 7:03pm at .
Yes, Chang Peuk's video is the combo I am talking about. It's not just that it is a same side combo, it's the timing of it. The punch is thrown right after the kick hits, and the foot has yet to plant. The balance takes awhile to get used to. But after ten years, I am always up for new things.
You must be very flexible.
Originally Posted by Kidspatula
It doesnt actually take that much flexibility. It used to be one of my main moves (I teached it to her :D )and I have about 90 degrees of flexibility(pitiful) according to one of those leg stretching machines.
It's actually a pretty sweet move if a little awkward to get the hang of.
Alex, thanks for sharing this move. Think it's a great move for someone trying to counterpunch off your kick, I'm going to work it on the bag, and try it out on an unsuspecting sparring partner. :icon_thum
Originally Posted by Alex
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