Originally Posted by Shogun_is_Champ
Yeah, I've never seen people effectively use a lead leg for any hurting power, only for points when I did Tae Kwon Do.
GSP KO'd Hughes with a lead leg kick. A cut kick from normal ready position will be more like a jab, but you can put one out with a bit of sting. If you proceed the kick with a full step forward, it would be more powerful than a standard kick from the rear leg.
Flexibility and form is key. Flexibility will help you carry power throughout a greater range of motion. Form/technique will ensure that you are generating a greater amount of power.
A great source book is this one: The Complete Mater's Kick
by, Hee Il Cho. What's that? Don't complain that it's TKD. It's written by a man with over 30 years of experience while kicking. Adjusting the techniques for MT/MMA applications is not that hard.
If all else fails, find someone to train you. You will get a lot farther a lot faster with a trainer than you would trying to figure things out through trial-and-error.
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