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    Video-Critique my roundhouse kicks please

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWr6YSXHm3Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWr6YSXHm3Q
    I know the angle is bad. But I live in a very small apartmart and there's barely any place to train at home.
    Last edited by Omega; 7/04/2007 10:49am at .

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    here's an idea: don't swing it like Chuck Norris.:new_black

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    Yes I have a heavy bag. That is an older video. I'll post up a vid of me hitting the heavy bag once I practice again.

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    Relax, take a deep breath and relax your body. They way you are kicking is forcing your body to work against its self. I did this for years, eventually I relaxed and the kicks became harder on their own.

    Also looked like you had a single Thai pad. I am not sure why those damn things are even sold alone. Get another one and look in a book or two at ways to hold them properly.
    I promise more when I am more awake J
    Later,
    Zyph




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    I see what it is! I watched it over and over and could not place what I saw was wrong. Then I had it. You are kicking at the target not through it. The key is to kick past the target. Roll you hips into the kick., they should be turned over before the foot hits when kicking that high. I will try to get some vids tomorrow.
    Later,
    Zyph

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    Thank you. I will keep this in mind the next time I practice.

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    Turn your hip in more and keep your left hand up at least if not both

    edited because I don't know my right from my left

    :new_cussi
    Last edited by snowman; 7/04/2007 1:07am at .

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    Your shin also appears to be sliding up over the pads rather than continuing through them. By the time your leg hits the target it should generally be cutting across rather than continuing to gain elevation. If your hip is rolling complete over this should naturally happen.

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    as your shin strikes the pad your rear knee should be facing almost the opposide direction. Also its hard to tell from the video but u should be on tip toes as you pivot for the kick.

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    Just from the video, it seems that you take your sweet time bringing your leg back down. Now, for practicing for power, that should be fine, but you should also be practicing for speed - try to do progressively more front-rounds as quickly as possible on that heavy bag you said you had. Remember to bring your right hip over more and "swivel" on your lead foot.

    Other than that, I'd say your technique is getting there, but you also need to relax more, as Zyph mentioned. By tightening your whole body like that you're just adding resistance to the speed of your kick.

    Power comes from momentum, which is not just the force of your kick, it's the mass of your leg multiplied by its speed. Since the mass of you leg isn't going to change much, you should also be practicing for speed, which will give you a harder kick that is more difficult to block.

    Hope that helped, "Coach."

    (Here's some vids to illustrate what I mean.

    Front Roundhouse instruction

    Art of Thai Kicking

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