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    is kicking with the insteps that bad?

    Today i was at a taekwondo school just waiting for my younger cousin to get off his training, my friend(idiot) was there arguing wit a black belt about tkd vs mt and they were in for some light sparring after class i surpose. It was going nice and friendly until the tkd threw a head kick into my friends guard and i heard a crack. looks like he injured his ankle a little bit.

    I am just wondering is it really that bad kicking with the insteps since you injure your ankles if they block the instep of your feet or check your feet somehow?

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    so tkd guy kicks with instep injures his ankle and you ask if its that bad?

    ok well Ive accidentally hit with my instep and yes its bad I was out for like a month

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    i mean i notice when i spar or even do padwork at my gym sometimes i kick with my insteps misjudging the distance. watching that sparring match i got a pretty good idea of what a wrong instep kick can do to you but just wonder if theres any advantages or hidden dangers.

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    It's not that bad, but it can injure you.

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    Ask again after you've broken your foot on someones elbow.

    It puts a lot of fighters out of the game for a while to catch an elbow.

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    I'll go instep when I go head and leg never the body.

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    About the same here. though shin to the head is better still. A few weeks ago I actually knocked some guy out in sparring because he was overextending his jabs and turning to sideways, so I timed one and came over the top of his arm and shoulder and connected with my shin to the back of his head. He went down hard.

    I felt a little guilty, but it was cool at the same time because it was timed so well and the guy was a couple inches taller then me.

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    I used to aim with the shin to the head but it shortened my reach so much that I decided to go back to the instep.

    So he threw a left jab and you came over with your right?

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    just for the record I hit my friends elbow while we sparring it was a light kick but it still hurt like hell I didn't break anything but I couldn't use that foot for a while. Just remember to always wear shin pads and always practice proper form so you don't screw up like I did

    just noticed you do boxing, are you thinking of learning some kicks?
    Last edited by henshinx; 12/25/2008 2:15am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by O-Mega Tree O-Mega Tree
    So he threw a left jab and you came over with your right?
    Yep, over and down and chopped right on the back of his head.

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