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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by AmdM View Post
Here you have it...

I found it dubious as Vera is trained in the Muay thai rather than Karate, so that should affcet the results!

Thanks. I got the percentages backwards, and I question Vera's logic in a couple areas...

I've practiced Karate, and the biggest difference between a "Karate kick" and a "Muay Thai kick" concerning roundhouses, isn't the point of contact, it the set up.

In the Karate style presented, the kicks come straight from the stance, there is no preemption because the lead foot rotates with the hips and core all at once. With the Muay Thai style presented, there is a lead step and foot rotation before the kick, this puts added tension on the hips/pelvis/tendons/muscles involved in the kick, which creates more acceleration when the kick is thrown thus transfering more kinetic energy to the target, its pretty much basic physics.

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