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fuesselfc 11-21-2008 09:44 PM

Purpose of kick to inside thigh
 
I heard kicks to the inside of the thigh are intended for a vein or artery that if hit enough or just right can make a leg go limp, is this so? I know they just hurt anyway but i heard this comment on a show or something and finding out what the truth is on it. Thanks!

CornbreadBB 11-21-2008 09:53 PM

I'm not sure if the artery comment is completely true, but I definitely would believe it. As for getting kicked to the inside thigh, every move comes from the energy directed from your legs, and if you can't use your leg, you basically lose your power. Try it yourself, imagine not being able to use one of your legs while punching or kicking or even trying for a take down and you will see how much it affects the MMA game.

_Destruction_ 11-21-2008 09:53 PM

I dont know about the inside, but outside leg kicks can make your leg unusable.It hurts like hell.

Judoka 11-21-2008 09:59 PM

I dunno about the artery but I think they would be aimed at the muscles. Battering the muscles in that area restricts 100% movement and alters their center of balance as if bad enough they can't put as much weight on it as usual.

dontazo 11-21-2008 10:01 PM

leg kicks are ******* brutal... just watch antony hardonk's fights

enceledus 11-21-2008 10:19 PM

I think you are referring to the syatic nerve... (spelling??)

69nites 11-21-2008 10:20 PM

I've been kicked on the inside of my leg right above the knee and had an extremely sore knee for well over a week.

SmackyBear 11-21-2008 11:41 PM

There's a bunch of stuff close to the skin around the inside thigh. The femoral artery, the great saphenous vein, and as already mentioned the sciatic nerve are a few that I remember being in that general area.

I'm not a doctor (my dad is though, and for years I've read some of his journals when I was um... sitting around and looking for reading material) so I could be wrong. If you want more info, I'd google those three (my spelling should be pretty close) or go to Wikipedia and find them.

Gluteal Cleft 11-22-2008 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by fuesselfc (Post 715254)
I heard kicks to the inside of the thigh are intended for a vein or artery that if hit enough or just right can make a leg go limp, is this so? I know they just hurt anyway but i heard this comment on a show or something and finding out what the truth is on it. Thanks!

Outside of the thigh hits the quads, inside can hit the hamstrings.

But the nerves generally run deep to the bone, near the artery, and you would have a better chance kicking to the inside than outside - but if anyone has muscular legs, you're probably not going to be able to.

Either way, it's just about hammering the muscles. Watch Paul Varelens vs. Marco Ruas.

nevrsummr13 11-22-2008 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by enceledus (Post 715304)
I think you are referring to the syatic nerve... (spelling??)

sciatic
and i could be wrong but i think it is on the outside which is why outside leg kicks hurt so much and also why you try to check them to get hit in the front instead of the outside


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