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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by The MT Monkey, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. The MT Monkey

    The MT Monkey Orange Belt

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    Just out of curiosity, out of MMA strikers, who would you put on a list of fighters with great leg kicks ? I'll start off.


    Thiago Alves
    Pat Barry
    Hardonk
    Ubereem
    Cro Cop
    Melvin Manhoef
    Forrest Griffin
    Brandon Vera
    Shogun
    Dos Anjos (the Emerson fight was brutal)
    GSP (when he keeps it standing. His wrestling has been put to use more lately)
    Jose Aldo
    Dominick Cruz
     
  2. RealDealSteele

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    Shogun(ask Machida)
    Aldo(ask Faber)
    Alves(cut down Kos with them)
    Vera( such an enigma)
    Wandy(whenever he uses them)
     
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    mikecello ...in bed belt

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    Pedro Rizzo should get a life time achievement award.
     
  4. BBQpork

    BBQpork Blue Belt

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    lol @ wandy

    I'd say Aldo, Barry, Rizzo back in the day, and for some reason Arona packed some decent power in his kicks.
     
  5. RealDealSteele

    RealDealSteele White Belt

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    Wandy loves to brawl but he has extremely hard chin kicks whenever he throws them which is few and far between.
     
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    I remember Florian showing some good technique against Dokonjonosuke Mishima...

    Alves vs Lytle

    Rizzo vs Couture

    Aldo vs Faber
     
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    Peter Aerts. Yes he did mma
     
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    Rizzo, Alves, Aldo, Florian, Shogun, Somdet, Vera, Mirko, HD Barry.

    You've got some up and coming guys, too- Tractor Oliveira showed some very hard leg kicks against Escudero, basically chopped his front leg to bits.

    Edit: Dominick Cruz & Frank Edgar also have good leg kicks, but they both tend to stick & move rather than really plant themselves and dig in with their kicks. They like to get in range, distract the other guy w/ hands, and get off with a quick kick to the leg or ribs, and then get out.
     
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  9. EffeKt

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    Where is Arona? He threw great leg kicks
     
  10. BBQpork

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    Read my post. Not textbook, but effective.
     

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