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Old 01-15-2014, 02:02 PM   #41

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Getting your other leg swept maybe. Edgar-Penn style

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #42

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Originally Posted by barmyone45 View Post
Watch this and tell me that

Dude glides around the ring and has no problem checking.
Samart is, of course, a legend and one of the absolute greatest strikers in history, but it is worth noting that he also defends a lot of low kicks merely by stepping away (which I personally believe is a safer method of defending them) instead of relying exclusively on checks, which many do. for example, one thing he does in that video which I've actually never before or since seen is literally just drawing his lead leg back in response to an inside low kick (around 2:50-ish and at 3:32).

Man I forgot how good his teeping was. such crisp boxing for a Thai as well. Just look at how he continually escapes the ropes and retakes the center of the ring too... =)

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:30 PM   #43
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:35 PM   #44
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This is one of the items I was pointing out earlier. If the attacker gets wise to your checking habits he can go for your support leg or feint into another attack entirely.

Leg checks, like any other "move", come with pro's, con's and counters.

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #45

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Originally Posted by Toxxus View Post
It's not a magic move and there are some real downsides:
1- If you do it wrong it can hurt like a mofo and injure you.
2- Even when you do it right it can hurt like a mofo. You're basically trying to take some pain to give the other guy more pain. Checking a hard kick HURTS.
3- If you become predictable with your leg checks your opponent will do fun stuff like fake low and go high (body or head) which has you sucking a hit while off-balance. Also, they can low kick to your OTHER leg if you're checking too high which will knock you on your ass.
This makes the most sense to me.

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #46

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Checking leg kicks seems like a really hard thing to practice.

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #47

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #48

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Originally Posted by Dramacydal View Post
I'm no expert, but presumably it opens you up to takedowns. If your opponent feints a leg kick and you go to check, they can sit you on your ass pretty quickly.

I also think you might get caught off balance if they go for a head kick instead.
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