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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Muay Thai Kick Exercises

Are there any exercises/drills that can be done at home to getting used to the muay thai kick? I've only been training for two months so obviously the kick is still pretty bad, it's just the rotation of the hips. In my mind it makes perfect sense I just can't put it together. Besides listening to my coach are there any drills or anything I can practice at home when I'm bored to kind of help with the movement?
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yes. stand in your stance and just throw your hips as if you were trying to throw a kick but only use your hips, your right (if you are orthodox) foot will rotate in a pivoting motion and your foot just basically rotates upwards til you are on your toes (almost the same motion as when you throw a right cross just with more emphasis on hip rotation). When kicking with the right leg, have all your weight on your left leg. i'll see if i can get a video of me doing it for you today

until it comes to intricate clinch techniques, muay thai is mainly repetition. buy a heavy bag and throw 100 teeps (front push kick) each leg interchanging, so 1 right, one left, one right etc until you've thrown 200. then hold your bag as if you were clinching it and throw 100 switching knees as fast as you can, while keeping your form and making sure your switch is tight, then you can rest for 2 minutes followed by throwing 100 right kicks on the bag, then 100 left kicks, you can either make that 100 switch kicks or 100 front leg round kicks, or 50 of each, but do them. Do that for a little while and your techniques will be crisp and hard with good technique.







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thanks a lot man. im southpaw btw
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With only two months of training experience I'd suggest not to try training technique at home on your own yet. In the beginning it's all about getting propper technique, and for that you need surveillance of the execution of your techniques by a coach. At your stage it could happen too easily to do your technique wrong when doing it alone and then get used to that wrong technique. And it's much harder to untrain a wrong technique and correct than training a new technique from start. Better wait a couple more months until you've really incorporated the propper technique, then you can train it at home.

In the mean time what you can do alone is training your general fitness which will also help you at training your technique as you won't tire as fast when training in the gym (fatique is a big enemy when training technique).
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With only two months of training experience I'd suggest not to try training technique at home on your own yet. In the beginning it's all about getting propper technique, and for that you need surveillance of the execution of your techniques by a coach. At your stage it could happen too easily to do your technique wrong when doing it alone and then get used to that wrong technique. And it's much harder to untrain a wrong technique and correct than training a new technique from start. Better wait a couple more months until you've really incorporated the propper technique, then you can train it at home.

In the mean time what you can do alone is training your general fitness which will also help you at training your technique as you won't tire as fast when training in the gym (fatique is a big enemy when training technique).
really? that kinda sucks all i wanna do is practice as much as i can
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really? that kinda sucks all i wanna do is practice as much as i can
Yes. If you want to practice more, you should try to go to more sessions at your gym if that's possible, so that there is always a coach who has an eye on your technique. In the long run it's really better that way.
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Yes. If you want to practice more, you should try to go to more sessions at your gym if that's possible, so that there is always a coach who has an eye on your technique. In the long run it's really better that way.
okay. i suppose after 6-8 months or so I should be okay to practice kicks alone? thanks.
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this video is probably pointless for you guys but is this how i should be practicing my hip movement? am i doing it remotely correctly? sorry for bad quality/angle

http://s773.photobucket.com/user/Saw...acfc7.mp4.html
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I will post a video for you man. I will do it today. What is happening in that video above is not right. I'll stand southpaw for the vid.







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I will post a video for you man. I will do it today. What is happening in that video above is not right. I'll stand southpaw for the vid.
damn really? i was pivoting the foot, turning the hip, what am i doing wrong? does it make sense that i need pads/a bad to do the correct form? ive had multiple people including my trainer say my form is good when i hit the pads because it stops my kick and feels more natural. maybe its jsut me
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