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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by G_Land View Post
ummmm no there are a bunch of nerves on the inside of your leg and your femoral artery and nerve if you strike it just right it will cause you leg to go numb...
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Siatic nerve is on the out side more towards the back of the leg comes off your spinal cord at the top of the pelvis kinda runs through ur hip( according to my physio)... the best way to damage this nerve is to efectivley hyperextend the spinal column which puts pressure on the sheething than protects this nerve... imagine hitting yourself in the back of the head with a snow board while attatched to it (scorpioned in aus) Although uncomfortable it doesnt hinder my abiltiy to kick 6ft targets (im 5'10") No idea why inside thigh kicks other than annoyance and altering manouverabity and center of gravity
Regardless of the sciatic there are several nerves that run up the inside of your leg in the area where leg kicks land, while these theory's of causing nerve damage or spasms....

In short leg kicks keep your opponent off center and they are not able to create a solid base to counter from also it allows a fighter to keep distance.....not saying the nerve thing doesn't come into play, but it is not the main reason they are thrown.....
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the inside leg kick is used basically as a jab , and trust me ive taken a few of these and after three or four your leg becomes heavy and you cant get the usual explosion on your attacks and it makes it very difficult to move and after a fight or sparring yur leg is pretty jacked up if they land right , imo a very under-utiliazed weapon in many strikers arsenals , it is one of my fave techniques.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 07:42 PM
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The inside leg kick real purpose is to kick your opponent in the nuts, make sure you make it look like an accident and then say sorry to the ref and your opponent. Then get a warning (meanwhile youve devasted your opponent and got away with it. See Hughes - GSP, 3x and a zillion other fights. No really its a non risk move that keeps your opponent off balance, makes him uncomfortable and keeps him guessing. Great setup for an overhand right
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