Thread: Evaluate my kicks and knees
12/26/2008 3:12pm, #21
ok, not being a dick, but more people would comment if you'd placed this thread in Gitmo (newbie technical discussion), or maybe Strikeistan instead of the MMA forum.
Strikeistan has a "post your bagwork" thread which is moderated/assessed by amateur fighters.
The knees look decent, but it's difficult in sillouhette to make any real assessment.
I'd say that the standing foot position that you use on your left round kick would enable you to get more penetration with your knees. You're very front on with your standing foot.
Your right leg roundhouse... your knee drops and the kick ends as more of a flick. No way to engage the hip for proper power.
Sorry... POWAHHH.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
12/26/2008 3:15pm, #22
Originally Posted by The Hogfather
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thanks for the tips and your damn right go kan ryu sucks
12/26/2008 3:30pm, #23
They're a whole lot better than my krotty kicks, that's for sure.
12/26/2008 4:17pm, #24
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Extend hips out a little further forward for your knees. On round kicks instead of stepping straight to the bag and pivoting to get your hips over, step out at a slight angle off the bag with your heel already open to get momentum for your hips. Bring the knee up high and strike downward slightly on the bag.
12/26/2008 4:49pm, #25
Asking for help is fine, spamming the board is not.
You posted this in three forums now and you need to stop. Pick a group of questions, find the appropriate forum, (GITMO or Strikenstan) and wait for answers.
One thread only. Not one thread in each forum.
12/26/2008 5:12pm, #26
*After throwing a roundhouse kick your kicking foot needs to come back to where it started.
*When you are throwing it your face is not protected and you are asking to be KTFO, raise your right hand to cover the left hand side of your face when you throw the left roundhouse.
*Step diagonally, not forward.
I was going to mention your stance being too sidewards too but then i read your stylefield.
12/26/2008 5:39pm, #27
You're 2nd set of kicks was better than your first! Notice how the bag didn't rise (you didn't have to tap it back down). Your knee was in line and even slightly below your ankle at impact.
To ramp up the power, think about leading with your hip into the kick; your leg will trail and whip around behind it.. This goes back to what KidSpatula said in the previous thread where in a good thai kick, the hips are already fully rotated before contact is made.
Knees are all about the hips too. Keep those hips driving forward and then it is all about making sure you have a good clinch.
But... that's my $.02
12/26/2008 10:15pm, #28
Well first off, that bag isn't 250lbs...
PROOF that I'm not a completely useless poster:
Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
12/27/2008 2:17am, #29
Originally Posted by 3moose1
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- in the lab or in the gym
And keep your lead hand up when you kick, it tends to fall a bit.
12/27/2008 2:26am, #30
It tends to drop completely.
You're opening yourself up to some serious head banging.
Decent power though...