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    Best kicks and kick defenses for MMA

    What are the Best kicks for MMA?

    What are the best kick defenses for MMA?

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    MT Round Kicks and Knees

    Shins, elbows in, and stay inside.
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    i use savate kick to the shin and MT leg kicks,

    best defense is to step back, shin on shin sucks and its not necessary

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    Im going to agree with fernando that stepping back and counter kicking is better, if harder to pull off, than shin checking. The shin check works but you have to dedicate a certain amount of time to hardening your shins and it takes longer than people think. I've done the whole shebang with mine: linimint, whiskey bottles, bannana bags and that was alot of pain to go through for someone whos never going to fight a pro muay thai fighter lol.

    As for the best kicks it really depends on individual physicality but I'll go with round kicks, knees, and I'll even say front kicks. We dont know if they really work because we've really never seen someone throw one(except for Pat Smith who LAUNCHED a guy in UFC 6), but push kicks work in muay thai and kyokushin so they might work in MMA too. Its a pretty low risk kick.
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    I love pushkicks. Good for controling the distance, good if your opponent is tired and not flexing his "stomachmuscles" (dont know the word) and thus kicking the air right out, sending him down. And like peedeeshaolin said, its a lowrisk kick. Plus it is a great thing to do in a combo with punches i think, taking a step with it and unloading the punches.

    Whiskey bottles though? How?

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    When you condition your shins on makiwara or other hard surfaces you need to "roll them out" after with either a rolling pin or whiskey bottle. The reason for this depends on who you ask, if you go to a muay thai seminar you'll get 15 different answers to the question. Your shins bruise pretty bad when doing shin work and rolling them disperses the "bad blood" and gets those lumps out. Thats the reason I always did it and it worked for me even though it was painful.

    Some people say its because your shins build up calcium or bone and it needs to be flattened but Ive never seen this on anyone and I dont think its true.
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    Ah, was a bit confused as the whiskey bottle referance. Though you where sitting in your home hitting your shins with it and drinking to ese the pain or something. ^^

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    Re: shin conditioning

    Shin conditioning for sport should be discussed with your trainer but Peedee nailed it. IMHO kicking a bag is good enough for the street. I cant imagine needing to leg shield more than three times in any street fight.




    Re: push kick (teep)

    Good for MT risky for MMA and Id never do it on the street!




    Re: Thai kick to the legs (cut kicks)

    Best kick there is.




    Re: stepping back

    I feel that stepping back is better suited for fighting on the outside, since I prefer to fight on the inside Id rather leg shield.

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    Foot check and round kicks. The foot check is like a long step, it's not there to hurt, only to stop his kicks and unbalance him if you can. It's an almost no risk kick, since you can almost boxe as you launch it.

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    One of my favs is probably the first kick everyone learns, front kick. I also like to use thai style kicks to the legs and the stepping side kick. Front kick is really nice when defending yourself against a non martial artist or even a boxer.

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