I have tight hips. It takes me a while to stretch my hips enough to throw my high kicks. I've found that its all about the warm up. Start with getting warmed up. I like to run in circles, doing crossovers, then working to high knees. Then I stop, do my stretching, focusing on my hip flexors, groin, and core muscles. Then as said before, start kicking low and working higher
Great advice about the warmup especially when just learning high kicks. Cannot stress enough how warming up helps when starting to learn high kicks. Also find a solid high surface where you can raise your legs to the highest but comfortable level and hold it for 15-20secs.
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