Just a question to investigate TJG, but are you rolling your hip all the way through? In shadow boxing you can start to 'un-learn' this by fully rotating through the kick to reset your guard after doing a spin. I recomend throwing a hammer fist or back fist during this spin, you may only land it once in your life off of the rotation, but that one time will make you happy you trained it and made it a habit. Also remomend a lead leg check while reseting. If you only ever check one counter kick with this habit it will pay for it's self. Good luck, God bless, and Sawadee Krup.
'Rest-Less' Tony Garcia
Team Rock Solid