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    Rear Leg Round Kick

    I need your opinion... Last night one of the instructors at my gym who comes in every now and then tried to have me alter my rear leg round kick technique... He told me to kind of make a short hop forward with my left foots toes pointing to the left and then pivot so that my heel is facing my opponent. He said that this is putting more of my weight into the kick. He also told me that when my opponent moves back this will close the space between us. Does this sound correct?

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    I'm doing real MT but I've only been doing it since Sept...I usually step off to the left but he told me to kind of make a short hop forward doing the same pivot to close the distance.

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    i dont see what the difference is then? what were you doing before if you werent hopping? floating?

    edit- or is this just to go straight in? i always try to move in at an angle when doing roundhouse kicks instead of coming straight forward, less chance of being punched in the mouth

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    aight...

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    I was just stepping off and making the pivot but not making the short hop. I was never told to go straight in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Villain
    What were you doing before? Cause everyone I know says to either step off or in depending on what you need. And you ALWAYS fucking pivot. Are you doing REAL muay thai or just some type of kickboxing?
    Wow, almost verbatum what I wanted to say.

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    OK thanks...

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    What's the difference between the step and the hop? Both can cover distance equally well won't it? Is there any advantage to hopping over just stepping in at a 45 degree angle?

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    after the step there is a small hop to cover distance made by an opponent already backing up...

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    Do you mean a hop into kick? as opposed to the step?

    almost a hoping round kick? (no not some super bunny TKD kick)

    I mean your kicking leg seems to somehow move earlier and you step at the same time (kicking at the same time you step as opposed to steping then kicking), thus creating a small "hoping" effect.

    Much like the kicks from Kaoklai and the one againts MO I might add

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