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#234198 - 02/28/06 04:03 PM Re: Difference between MT and a karate kick [Re: Taison]
funstick5000 Offline

Registered: 07/16/05
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Loc: West Yorkshire, England

How is it delivered? Well, what I have seen is Karate's kicks ends with the foot being drawn back to the standing knee position while MT just thrust out and take down the leg to the ground. The same principle of pulling up your knee and then deliver is used for both arts.

In karate it can vary. a kick can either be withdrawn or dropped to the ground, usually if it is with-drawn the fighter is using it as a jab rather than a full blown attack, if it is dropped then the fighter will be advancing forwards to beat down an opponent.

on the subject of hittnig with the areas of the foot; i was trained to hit with the ball of the foot for a front/snap type kick and with the ball then following through with the heel for a push kick for the extra power and contact area.
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#234199 - 03/01/06 03:46 AM Re: Difference between MT and a karate kick [Re: Taison]
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Both arts kick with the ball of the foot.

While Muay Thai is specific the term karate is very broad. The form of the front kick could vary from style to style and from school to school within the styles and being how there are hundreds of styles of karate you can't really say how each one will deliver or retract the kick if at all.

At my particular school however it may be delivered with either the heel or the ball depending on the situation. Also the foot will be retracted quickly for a snap or pushed forward for a thrust.

Edited by BrianS (03/01/06 03:51 AM)
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#234200 - 03/01/06 07:32 AM Re: Difference between MT and a karate kick [Re: Dauragon c mikado]
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Of course there is also that nasty kick where you kick with the toes tensed up and straight into your opponent's bladder. This can cause internal injury and is particularly effective therefore in disabling someone on the street/in a pub etc.

But generally I would use the ball of my foot.
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#234201 - 03/02/06 12:40 AM Re: Difference between MT and a karate kick [Re: MuayThaiGuy1]
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That kick's called "Neeb" and is actually a dud. It does hurt when hit with but still if you uppercut someone in that area he'll be down especially if done on women.

"Neeb" is considered as irrating technique used by many boxers who are not very popular. Just throw the neeb every now and then after a while, your opponent is gonna get real mad and just swing at you. That's when you sway and finish him off. Many boxers have been boo'ed at for using this technique and judges think twice before giving points for this technique.


This can cause internal injury and is particularly effective therefore in disabling someone on the street/in a pub etc.

I doubt it. Tried it on a friend, he got mad, that's all. I didn't see any disabling effect. And remember, on the street if you have adrelarine, you won't probably feel this move until after the fight when your abdomen is all sore.

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#234202 - 03/05/06 10:27 AM Re: Difference between MT and a karate kick [Re: Taison]
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Registered: 12/09/04
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Sounds like the old toe kick to me, heres something from the reading room about it, I could be wrong though.
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