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work on getting your knee(on the striking leg) up higher. Going up on your toes and twisting your hips a bit more will help with that. Your shin should be traveling downward or at least across when it hits, not up. And with your right hand, try reaching out in front of you and "pull" your body towards the bag, kinda like your grabbing the air and pulling it. This will also protect your face while you start the kick
 

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Theres not much to critique. Its pretty good for a beginner. Just keep practicing. I like to stay on the ball of my foot (my lead leg) when throwing kicks, especially back to back rapid fire kicks. I get more power out of it and it helps my balance. Check your stationary lead leg on your double kicks and notice your foot is not pivoting. Thats a error everybody makes when they first start. Usually you will notice this when your kicking the thai pads for multiple rapid fire kicks and your falling off balance or your not getting the power that your first kick had. Easy adjustment.
 

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Bas is right if your only throwing a single kick, if your gonna throw 2 or more kicks back to back you need to pivot on your lead foot or you will not be able to reset between kicks and keep your balance. Watch their feet (they were both world champions)

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=OE7p-baxBTk

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=y4fFAQ_Gccc
 

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work on getting your knee(on the striking leg) up higher. Going up on your toes and twisting your hips a bit more will help with that. Your shin should be traveling downward or at least across when it hits, not up. And with your right hand, try reaching out in front of you and "pull" your body towards the bag, kinda like your grabbing the air and pulling it. This will also protect your face while you start the kick
Good description Qwerty, the only other thing I can add is when the kick ends e.g hits the target, your front foot left in this case, should be facing almost behind you as pivot left on the ball of your foot and turn your hips in same direction, this should be 1 fluid motion through the target, instead of hitting it and pulling away when you do so. As your quite a big fella you should be able to do some good damage when you learn the right technique.
The only other thing is you'll know when it's about right as you'll notice more of a quiet thud more than a loud slap when the kick hits the pads.

Good examples are Buakaw por pramuk, Gilbert Yvel, Mirko Cro Cop to name a few.
 

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looks like you have problems with returning the leg back to original position.

work on the kicks, try different approaches, see what works for you
 

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Good description Qwerty, the only other thing I can add is when the kick ends e.g hits the target, your front foot left in this case, should be facing almost behind you as pivot left on the ball of your foot and turn your hips in same direction, this should be 1 fluid motion through the target, instead of hitting it and pulling away when you do so. As your quite a big fella you should be able to do some good damage when you learn the right technique.
The only other thing is you'll know when it's about right as you'll notice more of a quiet thud more than a loud slap when the kick hits the pads.
Good examples are Buakaw por pramuk, Gilbert Yvel, Mirko Cro Cop to name a few.
This is true if your kicking a banana bag or a human body but usually when your kicking a heavybag the circumference of it is a lot bigger than a body so even a perfectly placed kick will have some foot contact and make a pop instead of a thud. The bag I usually kick is so big that if I kick it to make a thud per say, I would have knee contact lol:)
 

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This is true if your kicking a banana bag or a human body but usually when your kicking a heavybag the circumference of it is a lot bigger than a body so even a perfectly placed kick will have some foot contact and make a pop instead of a thud. The bag I usually kick is so big that if I kick it to make a thud per say, I would have knee contact lol:)
Ha ha, I'm from the U.K we haven't progressed to kicking heavy bags yet, we still practice on the weekends by kicking idiots out of nightclubs. But yes it's my bad, I spoke about kicking thai pads but you are right about where the foot meets the shin bone if your kicking the heavy bag.
Overall by far the best way to improve technique is to join a Muay thai gym, you'll learn from more experienced guys and learn correct technique, and get to see how it works in sparring if you like that.
 

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Ha ha, I'm from the U.K we haven't progressed to kicking heavy bags yet, we still practice on the weekends by kicking idiots out of nightclubs. But yes it's my bad, I spoke about kicking thai pads but you are right about where the foot meets the shin bone if your kicking the heavy bag.
Overall by far the best way to improve technique is to join a Muay thai gym, you'll learn from more experienced guys and learn correct technique, and get to see how it works in sparring if you like that.[/QUOTE]

Absolutely. Plus you will get to see what kind of conditioning you really need to be in to practice MT in a gym with others. The guy in the vid kicked the bag a couple of times and walked away winded, most coaches would have told him to get back over there and kick that bag another 3 minutes lol
 

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I would agree with some of the other posts on here that you are not rotating your hips enough. Its turned what looks like it might be a really solid roundhouse into a decently solid slap-kick.

Try working on the technique of throwing the roundhouse in slow motion before hitting the bag with them. When its done right it'll feel kind of strange but good with your hips properly aligned with your feet.
 

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hey jcal -

I am the guy in the video and what you don't know is that I had just completed 3 - 5 minute rounds on the bag before that. If you'll notice, I was a little winded before I even started. My conditioning isnt where I want it to be, BUT its MILES better than it was when I first started
 

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If you turn your lead foot in more when you throw the kick you'll be able to keep your balance better and throw the next kick with more power while still keeping control.
 

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Don't drop you hands after every kick, if you do that in the ring; it would be very easy to time and counter. Keep your toes down (in-line with your leg) and work with shifting your body weight so there is power behind every kick.

Hope this helps bro.
 

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hey jcal -

I am the guy in the video and what you don't know is that I had just completed 3 - 5 minute rounds on the bag before that. If you'll notice, I was a little winded before I even started. My conditioning isnt where I want it to be, BUT its MILES better than it was when I first started
I am the guy in the video and what you don't know is that I had just completed 3 - 5 minute rounds on the bag before that. If you'll notice, I was a little winded before I even started. My conditioning isnt where I want it to be, BUT its MILES better than it was when I first started[/QUOTE]

Thats great to hear! I was trying to help but it sounds like you do 'get it' with the conditioning factor. I went from lifting weights with a little cardio in the gym to a Muay thai class and I couldnt keep up. I thought I was in great shape from working out but I was not able to keep up with the better guys in the class. I was determined and I really liked MT but the conditioning was insane. The warmups which consisted of 40 hand clap pushups, 40 situps and 40 deepknee bends then run for 5 minutes then repeat with a different variations of all those excercises 5x. Finally after that we could partner up and do drills. A lot of guys would come in real late just to miss the warmups. Anyway what im trying to say is the better your conditioning is the better your bag work will become. Sorry if you took what I said as you getting winded as a slight but it wasnt meant to be that way. I had no idea that you had allready been training befor your vid. peace
And by the way it looks like youve got pretty good power in your kicks allready:)
 

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I am the guy in the video and what you don't know is that I had just completed 3 - 5 minute rounds on the bag before that. If you'll notice, I was a little winded before I even started. My conditioning isnt where I want it to be, BUT its MILES better than it was when I first started
Thats great to hear! I was trying to help but it sounds like you do 'get it' with the conditioning factor. I went from lifting weights with a little cardio in the gym to a Muay thai class and I couldnt keep up. I thought I was in great shape from working out but I was not able to keep up with the better guys in the class. I was determined and I really liked MT but the conditioning was insane. The warmups which consisted of 40 hand clap pushups, 40 situps and 40 deepknee bends then run for 5 minutes then repeat with a different variations of all those excercises 5x. Finally after that we could partner up and do drills. A lot of guys would come in real late just to miss the warmups. Anyway what im trying to say is the better your conditioning is the better your bag work will become. Sorry if you took what I said as you getting winded as a slight but it wasnt meant to be that way. I had no idea that you had allready been training befor your vid. peace
And by the way it looks like youve got pretty good power in your kicks allready:)[/QUOTE]


No way bro! Your intentions were pure and that's what Martial Arts is all about....making each other better. I ALWAYS LISTEN TO OTHERS ADVICE because that's how I learn. Trust me; no offense taken whatsoever and thanks for your input.
 
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