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  1. Crushing Step is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/27/2008 11:41pm


     

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    You OK with high right kicks I assume? Let me ask if not fighting southpaw is an option for you? I sometimes like to fight power side forward, right handed for me, making for a good right hook as a follow up to the left cross.

    If technique is an issue, as mentioned above, this is a band-aid solution. But it might just be you are awkward with the left kick? Of course you didn't mention how long you've trained. Being ambidextrous tends to come with extended training, so I don't know if you're new or this is an on going problem?
  2. Dempsy Roll is offline

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    9/27/2008 11:52pm

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    It didn't occur to me that people high-kicked with anything other than roundhouses. My bad.

    It could very well be that I'm not rotating like I should. I always feel like I'm going to KTFO my sparring partner if I don't go at least a little easy, though it doesn't really screw me up when I'm sparring someone the same height as me, so maybe it's just an issue of confidence. It could also be that I'm trying to kick from too close in too, since I seem to be catching them on the shoulder or at a really odd angle more often than not. Good advice.

    I ask because the instructor told me he wanted me to throw more head kicks against taller guys, since I have the flexibility to actually get my leg up that high. Also, I don't have a video camera. Or at least one that works.
  3. Omega Supreme is offline

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     Style: Chinese Boxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dempsy Roll
    It didn't occur to me that people high-kicked with anything other than roundhouses.
    YouTube - Boston Oct 07 Throwdown;
    1:38
    YouTube - Omega vs CodosDePiedra
    0:23

    As for round house kicks and not getting KO'd watch my body positions in those videos and how I try to move my head out of punching range during the kicks.
  4. Dempsy Roll is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/28/2008 12:26am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dempsy Roll
    I always feel like I'm going to KTFO my sparring partner if I don't go at least a little easy,
    I've been training since January and going orthodox would probably only exacerbate the problem.
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    9/28/2008 12:44am

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    Oh...mis read...tell your sparring partner sucks to be him...

    You need sparring partners with hard heads:

    YouTube - MegaThrowdown '08 @ NYC: Omega Vs. The Question
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    Posted On:
    9/28/2008 2:44am

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    yeah rotation is key but so is tmiing. throw it from nowehre and he will see it coming a mile off... i have a pretty decent right roundhouse (left cant go very high due to injuries) but i rarely throw it by itself. set that **** up bro.

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    9/28/2008 4:53pm


     Style: Chinese Kenpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dempsy Roll
    It could very well be that I'm not rotating like I should. I always feel like I'm going to KTFO my sparring partner if I don't go at least a little easy, though it doesn't really screw me up when I'm sparring someone the same height as me, so maybe it's just an issue of confidence. It could also be that I'm trying to kick from too close in too, since I seem to be catching them on the shoulder or at a really odd angle more often than not. Good advice.
    It also sounds like you may not be ready to kick that high yet. You have the flexibility to get the foot up there, but you may not have developed the technique and strength required for those extra inches.
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    Posted On:
    9/28/2008 6:42pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    Oh...mis read...tell your sparring partner sucks to be him...

    You need sparring partners with hard heads:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpAbt_SqOtQ
    Note to everyone, do not spar like Omega.
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    9/28/2008 8:04pm


     Style: Chinese Kenpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula
    Note to everyone, do not spar like Omega.
    You mean all this time I shouldn't have been blocking kicks with my face? Damn... :blob9:
  10. Dempsy Roll is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/29/2008 7:08pm

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    Just got back from class, where I discussed the issue at length with my instructor. His thoughts were pretty much the same as yours. Not enough confidence, needs more rotation, try stepping into it, swing for the fences, time it better, ect. Or just don't bother with head kicks.
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