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    Poor Kickers

    A question for people who arenít good at kicking and probably will never be (like me).

    How do you compensate for your inferior kicking?

    First I only train one kick (cut kick). My reasoning is that itís better to be good at only one kick than to be poor at a lot of kicks. Second I work my kicks into combos so I never lead with a kick.

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    Uhh why do you think you will never be good at kicking? and do you mean kicking high or kicking at all?

    You should tell your coach your concerns and ask for help specifically with technique. Also if you have a good cut kick that's 4 kicks if you learn the targets. Inside and outside on both legs. Each one of those kicks opens up you opponent differently. I tend to find that Developing kicking power is easier than developing punching power, so I wouldn't write it off yet.

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    Or try to focus on low kicking.
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    I don't kick anymore.
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    Hey people,

    I dont know, kicking is dam important i find. I do Ninjutsu, but nevertheless, a good mate of mine is a dam good Muay Thai fighter, and he has taught me that low kicks espically are very imiportant and effective. He says its not hard to learn, but hard to perfect. :) He is a wise man.

    The way i see it , a body is like a building. No fuckinig use blowing the top half off if its still standing, if you just take the bottom out it will fall, i find that works on people as well :)
    HAHAHAH.

    Take it easy

    TRAIN HARD!!! :)

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    Originally posted by Black_Rose

    The way i see it , a body is like a building. No fuckinig use blowing the top half off if its still standing, if you just take the bottom out it will fall, i find that works on people as well :)
    However the terrorist went at the top and wrecked on of the biggest buildings in the world ;)

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    Kicking is a learned skill, the more you do the better.
    High kicking is NOT the important, some my argue NOT important at all.
    To negelct kicking is to negelect a tool, a weapon.
    But to spend massive amounts of time working of kicks that you will NEVER use/need, is not a good idea.

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    but they look cool so shut up!!!!




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    "A question for people who arenít good at kicking and probably will never be (like me).

    How do you compensate for your inferior kicking?"
    Practice more....
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    If you're a grappler maybe neglecting kicks is okay. I know an amateur fighter who can't really kick, but can box well and has good BJJ skills. He was able to submit an opponent in 36 seconds (MMA rules). So for combat sports at least I don't think the kick is essential. You can't master everything, you just have to not focus on the stuff you don't like / aren't good at.
    For example, I don't like throws much (I still work on them though), so I put the brunt of my effort into groundwork and striking. And I practice the stuff I like and am comfortable with during randori/sparring. This is what works for me at least..

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    If you know boxing and grappling you can drop the kicking from your arsenal.

    Kicking is great exercise though and it does look cool...

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