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#302059 - 11/17/06 09:42 AM POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface.
kyokushinkai Offline

Registered: 05/27/05
Posts: 327
Loc: Prince Edward Island , Canada
I noticed when I kick the heavy bag that if I hit with my shin instead of my foot/instep that the bag moves a whole lot farther. In my kyokushin class however we were taught to strike with the instep. I heard Muay Thai strikes with the Shin.

what do you do?
Roundhouse. Striking surface
Only one choice allowed

Votes accepted starting: 11/17/06 09:40 AM
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#302060 - 11/17/06 09:58 AM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
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I put shin, because of my Muay Thai practice though its really a situational kind of thing. i do both, depending on the target but its mostly the shin.
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#302061 - 11/17/06 10:25 AM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: Chen Zen]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: York PA. USA
I put shin as well, although I actually use the very bottom near the instep.
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#302062 - 11/17/06 12:14 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Not a good poll because you can only choose 1 option.

You can use toe when wearing shoes or ball of the foot to penetrate.

You can use the instep (2-3" above & below the joint) for competition (less chance for serious injury) or if you can't kick w/ the toe/ball of the foot.

Shin lower portion for impact.

#302063 - 11/17/06 12:19 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
butterfly Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
Loc: Torrance, CA
Woah! Strange. The Kyokushin and Kyokushin derivatives that I am aware of and with whom I have practiced mostly use their shins as the striking surface. The second would be ball of the foot.

Top of the foot and instep is generally for longer reaching, jab like low kicks. I have never encountered a Kyokushin school so far that taught top of the foot, top of the instep as the primary striking surface.

BTW it would be shin for me.


#302064 - 11/17/06 12:34 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
bo-ken Offline

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
I use both but I tend to use my foot more.

#302065 - 11/17/06 01:35 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10416
Loc: Great White North
There should have been a third choice with "both". Being TKD it is normally the instep of the foot however we also will use the shin, it just depends on what you are kicking, distance and what type of rules are in place. Realistically both, TKD sparring the instep, MMA style fighting both again.

#302066 - 11/17/06 02:06 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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I Wouldn't use either exclusively.
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#302067 - 11/17/06 04:06 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: kyokushinkai]
Saisho Offline
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 620
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
There is too great a risk of damaging the small bones of the instep, so I would use shin or toe of my shoe (ball of foot if not wearing shoes).
Tony Partlow Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Minamoto Shibu Dojo

#302068 - 11/17/06 05:22 PM Re: POLL: Roundhouse kick. Striking surface. [Re: Saisho]
DavidDude Offline

Registered: 11/11/06
Posts: 14
Loc: Scotland
Shin mostly, muay thai for me.

But also foot if the situation calls for it.

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