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#283354 - 09/04/06 09:49 PM High kicks
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
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This video was emailed to me today showing that when a high kick can land, how devastating it can be ( of course most of us already know this but it is a cool video anyway). Now to just find out how to kick that high . Cool site also.

http://www.thai-boxing.org/2006/09/03/brutal-head-kicks/
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#283355 - 09/06/06 04:55 AM Re: High kicks [Re: gojuwarrior1]
ANDY44 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/06
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Quote:

This video was emailed to me today showing that when a high kick can land, how devastating it can be ( of course most of us already know this but it is a cool video anyway). Now to just find out how to kick that high . Cool site also.

http://www.thai-boxing.org/2006/09/03/brutal-head-kicks/




Hi

Cant get the vidio to work?

seems like a good site though



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#283356 - 09/06/06 07:03 AM Re: High kicks [Re: gojuwarrior1]
Eveal Offline
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I pride myself on a great side kick but lately I noticed myself throwing alot of roundkicks. High kicks should not be ignored but then again they are not neccessary.

Brandon
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#283357 - 09/06/06 12:50 PM Re: High kicks [Re: gojuwarrior1]
MattJ Offline
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Some good knockdowns on there.
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#283358 - 09/06/06 12:54 PM Re: High kicks [Re: MattJ]
Supremor Offline
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My favourite "high-kick thrower" is Cro-cop. It's a shame that they were all muay thai matches, since it would have been nice to have seen him on there. An example of using high kicks effectively against grapplers.

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#283359 - 09/06/06 01:13 PM Re: High kicks [Re: Eveal]
RazorFoot Offline
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I pride myself on a great side kick but lately I noticed myself throwing alot of roundkicks. High kicks should not be ignored but then again they are not neccessary.

Brandon




Huh?

If they are not necessary, why not ignore them? I use them regularly. They have to be set up right and can never be a lead off technique but if you can slide one in after setting them up with hands or low kicks, it can be a fight ender in a hurry. I use them mostly from the blind sides after setting them up with hand techniques.

I like high kicks, especially against tall opponents who dont think you can kick them in the head. It shakes up their game a little.

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#283360 - 09/06/06 01:40 PM Re: High kicks [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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This video was emailed to me today showing that when a high kick can land, how devastating it can be ( of course most of us already know this but it is a cool video anyway). Now to just find out how to kick that high . Cool site also.

http://www.thai-boxing.org/2006/09/03/brutal-head-kicks/


It takes a lot of patience and streaching. I've been able to kick to all of the guys heads in my class for a number of years. Even after I had kids I didn't really lose any of my flexibility. Just be patient it's not going to happen over night.
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#283361 - 09/06/06 01:52 PM Re: High kicks [Re: clmibb]
Zombie Zero Offline
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There are a lot of intense KO's in that clip, but the video also shows how difficult it can be to maintain balance after making contact.

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#283362 - 09/08/06 08:22 AM Re: High kicks [Re: clmibb]
schanne Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 4370
Loc: Woodbury NJ
I have two kids and my flexibility is still the same?
Oh, you mean .......never mind.
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#283363 - 09/13/06 12:09 AM Re: High kicks [Re: schanne]
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