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Old 03-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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if you watch any thai boxing they always drop that hand to snap the kick. Thai kicks are also thrown at a short enough distance and a swinging motion that it isn't as easy as stepping to the side. If it was that easy then why do people get hit with thai kicks? obviously if you are really experienced figting a newb then yes it might be easy but that has nothing to do with dropping that hand. In the time it takes you to side step a kick then close the distance the hand will be back up. Its a still picture remember (although dropping the hand to the hip rather than all the way back is more advised.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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if you watch any thai boxing they always drop that hand to snap the kick. Thai kicks are also thrown at a short enough distance and a swinging motion that it isn't as easy as stepping to the side. If it was that easy then why do people get hit with thai kicks? obviously if you are really experienced figting a newb then yes it might be easy but that has nothing to do with dropping that hand. In the time it takes you to side step a kick then close the distance the hand will be back up. Its a still picture remember (although dropping the hand to the hip rather than all the way back is more advised.

Youre comparing to a guy whos done 5 months of muay thai to a pro thai boxer?
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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ok... I'm not a pro and have only trained a few months Muay Thai but I don't see how you would get around my leg and tag me on the kick side of my head? I swing my hand down to my hip for the extra power... that is how I was taught and it makes sense to me. The pro's do it why would I train that same way.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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i dunno dude....i've only been doing mma for about 5 months now but i've been caught in sparring with my hands down on a kick...all the blocker needs to do is monkey block the kick and rush in before u get your balance or hands back up...i always keep my hands up for a kick....power comes from your hips not your arms
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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ok... I'm not a pro and have only trained a few months Muay Thai but I don't see how you would get around my leg and tag me on the kick side of my head? I swing my hand down to my hip for the extra power... that is how I was taught and it makes sense to me. The pro's do it why would I train that same way.
Step in and jab. Or if you are really deep, step in and hook on the same side the kick is being thrown. That would take care of that. Especially if the person can read the your footwork. One of the best counters to round kicks is simply to step in to cut into the angle of attack (taking a lot of bite out of the kick or punch) and counter with a direct straight shot.
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ok... I'm not a pro and have only trained a few months Muay Thai but I don't see how you would get around my leg and tag me on the kick side of my head? I swing my hand down to my hip for the extra power... that is how I was taught and it makes sense to me. The pro's do it why would I train that same way.
you can get beat, if they step inside your kick range.
but you are corect in your style of your kick with the hand drop, the power comes from your toes up your body to your hips, but your hand gives your hips added power and whip to your kick

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:59 AM   #27 (permalink)
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i thought this was a joke video. im not going repeat what everyone else said but DO NOT try to throw one of those knees in a fight
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:54 AM   #28 (permalink)
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look at any cro Cop highkick he drops his hand as he throws the kick but it comes back up quickly.
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i thought this was a joke video. im not going repeat what everyone else said but DO NOT try to throw one of those knees in a fight
Lol, +1
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Ok, I don't mean to be just another to hammer on you while you are down, but I feel you posted this for our opinions and so I will make a couple points. When I went to the link for the vid as given by someone else, yours didn't work, it said vid removed by user. That is to bad, I would have liked to have seen it so I might have something more positive to comment on.

- As everyone said, you are off balance and your hands are in a bad position to defend yourself.
- I also agree that you are trying to kick to high for your current level of training, but importantly your conditioning. From the photo I would say you really need to work on your flexibility. Lot of stretching. At least stretching is free and you can do it anywhere. Start stretching every chance you get and you will see vast improvements quickly.
- As someone else said, concentrate on technique first. Do it slow, but perfectly each time and be repetitious. Speed, power, etc will all come through proper technique.
- alot of people have commented on your posture in the photo an d I think alot of that is due to your flexibilty and sloppy technique, but I want to point out your foot. It just might be the photo, but it looks to me as you are kicking with too much foot. Making contact that far down your foot, so close to your toes is just asking for a broken foot or broken toes at the very least. depending what style you are trining, the point of contact should be more toward the instep, where the instep meets the shin. I have seen more and more people are using the shin itself as the point of contact. Like I said all a matter of your training, however, your toes are just too fragile (too many delicate bones) so you should really concentrate on making contact further back on the foot such as with the instep.
- Don't let all these comments from everyone discourage you. 5 months of training and you are able to get your foot that high in the air and I am assuming you didn't fall on your butt so thats a start. Use it, this picture as a gauge. In another 5 months take the same exact picture and if you have been training properly, you should see a marked difference in the two.

Anyway these are just my opinions.
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