I don't know how old you are but, that is a problem that snick up on me with every year. I don't think you can train your inner ear after a certain age.
Throwing your whole heart and soul(and full body-weight) into a kick that you can't stop won't win the fight,
I have to disagree Squirrel. That is the only way to throw a kick. If you're not doing that then don't lift your foot off the ground.