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post #29 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Rush
How can shins be deadly? It would hurt like heck if you tried hitting someone on the ground with your shin. Plus there are a minimum amount of ways you can use your shins in a fight.
Using the Muay Thai methodology of kicking, when one kicks to the Body or Leg, they will connect with the shin approximately 3-4 inches up from their foot. The reason being is that the shin is one solid bone, and not comprised of multiple smaller bones and cartiledge like the instep of your foot. In that case, you're swinging your leg like a large club that is less likely to break if you're hitting with your foot. Only when you're kicking an opponent in the neck/head would you be hitting them with your foot, unless you're real close and real flexible.

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