FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 27 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
LeroyCFischer, JadeKing, Beefcake, WesJones, simonajones111
22933 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 2
charlie 2
Zombie Zero 1
harlan 1
Matakiant 1
November
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
New Topics
unrecognized kata
by William_Bent
11/19/14 07:05 PM
I gained a lot of month in the last few months
by simonajones111
11/19/14 04:54 AM
Siu Lin Tao-3rd section applications
by futsaowingchun
11/13/14 06:48 PM
Screen fighting course UK December 2014
by charlie
11/11/14 04:09 PM
Siu Lin Tao-1st section Pak Sao explanations
by futsaowingchun
11/09/14 10:30 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
MA style video library
by
03/22/06 03:18 PM
Recent Posts
unrecognized kata
by William_Bent
11/19/14 07:05 PM
I gained a lot of month in the last few months
by simonajones111
11/19/14 04:54 AM
Siu Lin Tao-3rd section applications
by futsaowingchun
11/13/14 06:48 PM
Screen fighting course UK December 2014
by charlie
11/11/14 04:09 PM
MA style video library
by charlie
11/11/14 04:05 PM
Siu Lin Tao-1st section Pak Sao explanations
by futsaowingchun
11/09/14 10:30 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/29/14 10:01 PM
Forum Stats
22933 Members
36 Forums
35589 Topics
432521 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#32170 - 07/06/04 03:30 PM Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


Hey all,

Small problem here. I know I kick hard...I've seen the results of my kicks on boards, people holding kick shields, and the kick shields themselves. But for some reason, whenever I do air kicks I don't feel like they're powerful. Doesn't matter what kick I do. Stepping Back Kick, Sidekick Roundhouse Kick...doesn't feel powerful, period. Is this normal, or do I perhaps need to work on something?

Thanks.

Tang Soo!

Top
#32171 - 07/06/04 03:36 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


You may just be making a mountain out of a mole hill.

But; something I always suggest to my fellow classmate when it comes to any kick, aim and form are the key. Your already powerful, now make sure that your form is perfect and precise.

A little reminder: dont just focus on power, find a healthy balance between power and speed. Work on you aim, it should help a lot.

Top
#32172 - 07/06/04 03:38 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


I know what you mean. Usually when I'm doing air kicks it's all about precision and technique...I save the power for target kicking and board breaking. But sometimes you've just got to let loose and for some reason it feels like it's not there.

Top
#32173 - 07/06/04 04:18 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


I can understand that. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

Top
#32174 - 07/06/04 06:42 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


The problem with "air kicks" or kicking during a kata is that there is nothing stopping the kick. When you throw a kick into a bag, board or target you rely on that target to slow down or stop the kick or punch. When you throw a kick into the air there is nothing to stop it except you. Shortly after you begin the kick your muscles begin to slow the motion by retracting. Otherwise you would throw a kick so hard that you could hyper extend you knee, or pull a muscle. Iíve seen this happen a lot in tournament fighting, because a fighter throws a hard kick that he believe will impact on the opponent but then misses and ends up hurting himself.

Top
#32175 - 07/07/04 08:07 AM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
UKfightfreak Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 2599
Loc: San Francisco
Easy.

Don't kick air, its a stupid idea unless you are learning the mechanics of a new kick, as kicking air gives you no feedback so it is pointless.

The only times I kick air is to practice combination and technicalities before hitting the heavy bag.

Top
#32176 - 07/07/04 11:28 AM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


I agree with Kuma and UKfightfreak. Kicks were meant to hit things, so to practice power you gotta hit things. Snap kicks can be done well in the air, if you use the recoil to bring you back to center, but not thrust of power kicks.

Top
#32177 - 07/07/04 05:26 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Anonymous
Unregistered


Maybe I misunderstood the forum.. I thought we were talking about jump kicks onto a pad or board. If we were then I feel I gave good advice. If we weren't then I gave horrible advice becuase you WILL hurt yourself kicking with too much power into the air. In any case I still wouldnt use a jump kick in a real fight, or even in a controlled sparring competition. They just don't work well very often.

Top
#32178 - 07/07/04 08:59 PM Re: Power in Air Kicks.
Reiki Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 3400
Loc: MiddleEarth
Don't be tempted to put maximum power into kicks and punches into the air - by this I am assuming you mean a kick [or punch] in the air without something receiving it like a pad or bag or whatever.

If u do put max power into this sort of strike you run the risk of hyperextending the knee or elbow joints and damaging them permanently. Or pulling a muscle, and it's just not worth it.

Top






Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga