So I train in karate and often come up against some real fancy kickers. Today I tried something I've been thinking about for a while, which is using the front foot to stop the opponent from kicking. The thinking is that since I'm using my front foot and is basically just pushing my opponent with it, I can get off faster than they can: as soon as I see my opponents foot leave the ground, I step in a throw that kick. It worked well today, though admittedly the guy I was up against isn't all that fast. I might well caught against better opponents, but maybe it's worth a shot. Thoughts?