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    The pick kick question(can't find original thread)

    Ive incorporated a bit with my karate/MMA.

    I still use the 'step and kick' with the lead leg roundhouse, but sometimes if i can, ill use the pick kick.

    But i think im doing something wrong, as it's not as powerful as i think it could be so im wondering if you guys can post the original video for it again so i can study it?

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    Posted by Anna T:


    Dont seem to have the video anymore, but basically you're shoving your kicking foot into the ground in the instant before the kick to help turn your hips better. will try and take another vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna T


    Dont seem to have the video anymore, but basically you're shoving your kicking foot into the ground in the instant before the kick to help turn your hips better. will try and take another vid.
    That bit of advice above worked wonders for me .

    I think of it now as "push/bounce foot up to turn hips" instead of "lift leg and turn hips" . Sounds simple and stuff ... after working on it specifically for a long while now , I am just now starting to get some good decent and most importantly consistent power ( when compared to my rear leg ) .

    You should feel an immediate difference in the mechanics and see some improvement shortly after getting the hang of it .

    It's a sneaky kick that adds up over time , it is rarely a one shot charlie horse deal . So don't think of it as having the same effects as a chopping round kick to the outside of the lead leg, or a nice solid rear round to the torso . In my experience it is more of a distraction at first , then it becomes something most people start to look for and avoid ... which is when I start faking it and throwing hands and head kicks .

    I don't know about pick kicks in an MMA environment , I would worry about it fucking up my sprawl if my opponent was a good grappler and planned on taking it to the ground . So keep that in mind .
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    You can do them in MMA; you just have to improve the timing. In kickboxing you can throw them all the time because no one is going to grab your kicking foot and run a single leg.

    IMO the ideal timing is when they throw a punch. You can lean away from the punch and cover while throwing it. However, if they throw punches in combination with the single leg like BJ Penn does all the time, it's not a great idea to do it while retreating. Of course I'm not sure there is any kick I could land on BJ...

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    Well, i find, it causes a bit of confusion for opponents. in both karate and MMA, the lead leg kick is taught by 'switching' or 'stepping'. So most don't seem to expect it.

    But i need more practice with this, however, i don't think im utilizing it to it's full potential.


    I hope to see the second video, id love to use it as a reference.

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    Pardon my ignorance (it's probably a terminology thing) but what is a pick kick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwoww
    Pardon my ignorance (it's probably a terminology thing) but what is a pick kick?
    It's like a lead leg round house kick similar to TKD's ... except effective and will not blow your knees out .
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    Lead leg kick to the inner thigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    Lead leg kick to the inner thigh.
    Key: without switching your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    It's like a lead leg round house kick similar to TKD's ... except effective and will not blow your knees out .
    Don't get me started on TKD and knees, because if you're hurting your knees doing TKD you're doing it wrong (which is like 99% of people).

    But what, exactly, differentiates a pick kick from a lead RH to the inner thigh? Just curious.

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