Originally Posted by El Bresko
don't even let your leg leave the ground
you are working on the hip rotation, not the kick.
you need better balance to actually throw the kick, have it miss and end up back in your stance.
crawl, walk and then run my friend
EDIT: Sorry, i forgot to stand southpaw. It doesn't matter though, you just do the same but with opposite legs.
thanks so much for the advice and video! i will try that out tonight and make a video for you to help me if possible