Originally Posted by Onganju
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.
I see. That picture you posted makes Marvin Eastman look like a beaten up fish lol.