Originally Posted by epi_zakk
I've been training Muay Thai for around 5 months now and MMA for about 2. Just got my training partner to take a pic and a short video of me training. Hope you enjoy
YouTube - cris on the bag
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.