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    Snap Kick vs. Push Kick

    Coming from a TKD backround, I was taught to do snap kicks. When I started MMA, however, I discovered push kicks to be VERY effective. So what is the advantage/disadvantage of both techniques?

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    Snap kicks are worse for your knees, generally are not as strong, and generally are faster. Push Kicks don't do a lot of damage but well create space for you, are generally a little slower than the snap kicks, and give you a small risk of one being deflected and it screwing your balance up. As a TKD black belt I suggest you ditch the snap kicks and switch to a MT style roundkick that uses more hip and less knee.

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    Different kicks for entirely different purposes. Personally I find the push kick to be a far more useful kick, but I have seen the snap kick used effectively (Buakaw Por Pramuk, 2 time K-1 Max champion, uses a front snap kick from time to time).
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    Agreed, some people use them to great effect. It's a kick I never liked in TKD and never found much use for beyond board breaking tricks.

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    Interesting...thanks for you thoughts guys!

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    WTF? Why did my thread get owned? It was a legitamit question!

    If you're going to ModeratorOwn something, own that "It's my first Muay Thai class!!!" that **** belongs in newbietown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbanus1234
    WTF? Why did my thread get owned? It was a legitamit question!

    If you're going to ModeratorOwn something, own that "It's my first Muay Thai class!!!" that **** belongs in newbietown
    Guantanamo Bay: Newbie and Misc. Technique Discussion


    It's not terrible enough for YMAS or Trollshido, but it's certainly not worthy of strikeistan, as it's really not a particularly useful discussion.
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    Just for clarification what kind of thread in Strikeistan does make a useful discussion? I looked before I posted and there didn't seem to be any indication that discussion of certain striking techniques were frowned upon.

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    HAY I LIKE JABS R THEY GOOD? I ALSO LIKE CROSSES. WHICH IS BETTER? DISCUSS.

    This is what your thread reads like to everyone but you, apparently.
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    Ok, I underestand where you're coming from. Would it have helped if had rephrased the question?

    I swear I'm not a troll lol...

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