it makes it easier to turn your hips and lean if you step your lead leg in the opposite direction of your rear leg. so for a southpaw fighter, you'd step your right leg to your right and forward a little bit. use that step to take all the weight and place it on your front foot then explode with your left leg
okay yeah that's exactly what i've been trying out. if i dont have a bag or tree is there anything i can make to just practice kicking?