Originally Posted by BearInTheClinch
honestly unless you are just out to impress someone with how quick you can throw a kick, a kick only has to be slightly faster then your opponent and since you can cover it with another offensive action like a Jab it's not the most important thing in the world to be super fast with your kicks. I am not saying don't train to improve your speed, just that it isn't going to be the only contributing factor to how you perform.
You know that its an endurance exercise right? Throwing X number of kicks in 30 seconds isn't to look flashy, its to develop fast twitch nerve conduction, balance, and muscular endurance. And since those are ALL
of the factors contributing to effective execution of a roundhouse kick, I'd say it significantlly effects performance...