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#267248 - 11/25/06 01:56 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: VDJ]
Zandorv1037 Offline

Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 9
Loc: Alabama
I agree with VDJ on this one. Always kick low in a real fight...
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#267249 - 12/25/06 09:21 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: TimBlack]
Bluefragment Offline

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 11
hey there,

i believe that once someone who knows what they are doing catches your kick, then your pretty much done for.
because in my opinion off balance = major disadvantage.

the best way i make it hard for people not to catch my kicks
is not to telegraph and use " FEINTS ", with hands, the other leg. confuse them etc.

#267250 - 02/02/07 09:17 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: Mike_L]
switchfoot Offline

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 32
Loc: FL

The way I train for this is, usually when someone catches a kick (not that easy to do considering the risk involved) they will catch it with both hands. If both their hands are on your leg, then they are not defending their face. Throw punches, and hand strikes. This is actually a deceptive tactic I use sometimes in MMA sparring. I will throw many hard kicks, as I usually would, then I will throw one a bit softer, to try and get then to grab my leg, then I will be sure to move in close, and attack with elbow strikes, or if I am farther away punches. Also, if someone catches a really hard kick, sometimes it will hurt the person who caught it more than the kicker, even If they are taken down. I think it is important to have striking and grappling skills, so that even if your kick is caught, and you are taken down, you can still defend yourself, and be in the fight. So my advice is to kick hard, and if your kick is caught, then throw punches until they let go, or you can get your leg loose. If they cathch it with one hand, you still have two so strike away.

on a side note, i thought elbows were illegal as well as kneeing? and i never learned anything like catching kicks in my tkd school. they dont even teach that to the more advanced students.

sorry for going off topic.

Edited by switchfoot (02/02/07 09:19 PM)

#267251 - 02/02/07 09:38 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: switchfoot]
Mr_Heretik Offline

Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
It depends if you are referring to self-defense or competition. In a real encounter, you can elbow all you want, which is good. In competition, you can probably try some of the risky stuff without fear.

Depends on the situation.

#267252 - 02/02/07 09:56 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: switchfoot]
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Registered: 06/17/05
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i thought elbows were illegal as well as kneeing?

There is no such thing as dirty fighting.

#267253 - 02/03/07 06:54 AM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: Zombie Zero]
NewJitsu Offline

Registered: 12/14/06
Posts: 130
Loc: Midlands, UK
I tend to favour the scoop myself, getting in close under the knee / thigh before the kick can reach its true power. works well in the dojo but very rarely have I seen anyone throw a kick in the pub on a Friday night, unless they watched a Van Damme movie before drinking too much.

And if someone catches my kick, I like jumping straight up at them and wrapping my opposite arm around their neck for the choke. Again, I speak purely from dojo experience.

I train in Ju Jitsu, so the close work is excellent. But I shudder when I watch UFC and see the low kicks being blocked with shins and knees. I don't think I could ever reach that stage of conditioning!

#267254 - 02/03/07 07:57 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: Zombie Zero]
switchfoot Offline

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 32
Loc: FL
sorry, i meant in tournaments.

#267255 - 02/04/07 12:40 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: switchfoot]
switchfoot Offline

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 32
Loc: FL
leg catches according to my school arent part of tkd apparently.

#267256 - 02/04/07 03:17 PM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: switchfoot]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10416
Loc: Great White North
Any art that includes kicking should have some form of understanding catching a kick and defending from it. If it doesn't then it is failing and has too many holes. It would be like learning Judo and being taught throws but not taught how to defend from being thrown, nor how to fall after being thrown.

#267257 - 02/19/07 12:09 AM Re: Training for the leg catch [Re: Dereck]
BLacK_Reaper Offline

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 3
ya know I was thinking about this in class one day, school not martial arts class, but anyway I thought of a pretty good way to solve this problem. When someone catches your kick you react very quickly by dropping to the softly on your buttox and kick their shin like a mule, ooh, if someone can stand their holding your leg after getting kicked right there they gotta be nuts

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