If the guys not moving back i will switch and if he is retreating i will step.
Your oponent reading your switch isnt really a problem as you can use it as a draw/faint and throw a push kick or left cross instead of a round kick if he trys to counter.
I can kick with both legs but prefer the stronger left, I usually swap stances for a few kicks to they don't expect the quick step.
Originally Posted by Shaun.R.
Is ready to die for that inch.
Originally Posted by Yak
lol no, in phuket but he is the only one who doesnt speak english. i can talk to the others but he is my daily trainer and wants me to switch. i dont mind, by the time i leave i will perfect it but i prefer the other way
I may have read it wrong fella but i dont understand what your trying to say. Shaun R, You will be so good at doing whatever he's teaching you so well, regardless of what your teacher back over here says. They will be smooth, and generating plenty of power. Damnit i can't wait to go to Thailand and train.
Originally Posted by d0ugbug
How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies
the key is to be able to do both and do both well.
watch any good pro thai fighter and they use both, constantly! the difference is knowing when to use whatever type of kick!
you should prob make a point thats already been made....oh wait...
Originally Posted by maz
well so it has!
Originally Posted by AntonM
For the Low Kick: Personally I would just launch the front foot using the hip and pivot to power up. I prefer this myself, my trainer prefers to take a slight diagonal step into the kick there-fore also providing a slightly more powerful outcome as just to hit the target you have to go through it - if that makes sense.
For the higher kicks: I have the ability to throw the front kick with out telegraphing it in anyway much the same as the low kick, however this would not be for the KO. It may work as one but really it would be a softener.
I prefer to use the switch which is almost as described above, I will try to explain co-herently.
From Left fighting stance (Left foot forward)
1) bring left leg to rear (small snappy motion)
2) as left lands in rear, move right foot slightly forward and land @ 45 degree angle to the outside.
3) Launch left leg into kick.
My missus did dance for a long time and calls the movement a "Ball Change".
Hope this helps the OP if he needed any more help.
i changed gyms anyway and went back to the old one, so back to doing how i feel is better for me anyway. i can do it both ways but less power when switching
got murdered in the clinch the other day by a little cambodian guy, was hanging over the ropes holding back sick!
I agree throwing straight from the front works well for me to, buts its a difficult thing to do as most people naturally seem to step to kick with their leed leg. Once you get those hips going kicking striaght from the leed is good.
Originally Posted by UrbanDisturbance
I was taught the switch as well and only got into the throwing the kick from the front when took up free style kickboxing.
two of my senior students are both from Thai kicboxing back grounds one with 70 plus fights to his name, and they both step. but trying to get them to throw from leed more as the boxers at the club read the step/switch well and counter with punches quicker
Last edited by Tri Stlye MMA; 19-05-2010 at 02:14 PM.