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#83572 - 03/12/05 05:53 PM All kicks like Sidekicks?
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Is it a good idea to make all kicks like that of a sidekick. Sidekick is very strong since u put your body wieght into it.(TKD way of doing it).So if i turned my feet and body as i do a sidekick but do a roundhouse or frontkick wouldn't that increase its power aswell?

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#83573 - 03/15/05 11:07 AM Re: All kicks like Sidekicks?
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I prefer to put body weight behind my techniques. That can sacrifice some speed, but the scenario I train for is to be matched against a much larger, younger, stronger opponent, and I want something to stop them cold.

You should turn your feet in a roundhouse. so that the heel of the base leg points to the target. In the front snap kick, let your weight sink down and rely on technique vs. weight shift for power.

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#83574 - 03/16/05 04:53 PM Re: All kicks like Sidekicks?
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No (as I understand your question). Different body mechanics for different kicks.

Side kick (yoko-geri) utilizes the outside edge of the heel as its contact point w/ the hip pointed to the target.

Round kick (mawashi-geri) utilized either the ball of the foot or instep as its contact point w/ a turning motion (the support leg's foot should pivot on the ball of the foot for maximum reach & power)

Front kick (mae-geri) utilizes the ball of the foot (snap kick) or heel (thrust kick). Some people lean back to counter weight an extended thrust kick or even a snap kick (bad for the back). Some people balance on the supporting leg which decreases power by lack of transferring body weight forward. I kick by leading w/ my kicking side so my body is angled to the target allowing my leg to travel forward (reach & power) while snapping & retracting (speed) + setting up for the 2nd & 3rd techniques of a combination attack.

TKD side kicks rely on jumping or cross-stepping (shuffle step) to gain momentum (power) & it's effective in TKD matches where hands are rarely used. A good puncher will avoid the "big bomb" kick & either begin attacking w/ a flurry of punches or a take-down.

Round kicks are by far the best in terms of target (head, body,legs), speed & power.

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