Posted On:7/02/2007 11:52pm
Style: Hawaiian Okinawan Kempo
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 .
Posted On:7/03/2007 12:01am
Style: Proudly Shaolin Do.
here's an idea: don't swing it like Chuck Norris.:new_black
Posted On:7/03/2007 12:03am
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.
Posted On:7/03/2007 12:11am
Style: Muay Thai
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
Posted On:7/03/2007 12:15am
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.
Posted On:7/03/2007 12:25am
Thank you. I will keep this in mind the next time I practice.
Posted On:7/03/2007 2:24am
Style: sadness and tears
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
Last edited by snowman; 7/04/2007 1:07am at .
Posted On:7/03/2007 2:50am
Style: Pekiti, ARMA, other stuff
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.
Posted On:7/03/2007 6:04am
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.
Posted On:7/03/2007 7:47am
Style: Mixed Muay Thai
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.
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Art of Thai Kicking
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