Chamber vs straight leg roundhouse kick?

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  1. ironkhan57

    ironkhan57 Brown Belt

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    I looked at some mma fights and i saw that the majority of the ufc uses the chamber technique in their kicks so i wanted to know which you guys think is effective chambering or straight legged kicks or even the slightly bent leg technique?
     
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  3. ironkhan57

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    Ok cause my muay thai instructor tells me to keep my leg straight when doing a roundhouse kick
     
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    But i jus wanted to get peoples oppinion on it i wasn't trying to get advice what does everybody else think is better
     
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    I like it bent.

    As a side note, don't post here asking about a technique and then expect people to not give you advice.
     
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    I always preferred having a slight bend in the knee and having virtually no snap in the kick. It was the first way I was taught so I am probably biased, but I always felt that it had the most power and I could keep my arms in a guarded position when I threw. My current instructor likes me to chamber and snap the kick whilst bring the arm swinging down. I don't like this method but I do it anyway. It is a bit faster and more balanced though. In muay chaiya, the kick is done with a very bent knee though this is more because you are fighting in closer and the kick pushes the opponent out so you can flow your other attacks off it.
     
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    just google Muay Thai roundhouse and click on "images"...no one is kicking with a fully straight leg.
     
  8. Ryukyu Damashi

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    By straight leg, most people mean stiff leg with very little knee extension.
     
  9. Kanka

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    bent knee makes it easier to rotate the hips and get more power, but straight leg gets to the target faster
     
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    2 different techniques for 2 different kicks. Sure, they're both "roundhouse kicks", but it's just like how a ball peen hammer and a sledge hammer are both "hammers". They each have their time and place.
     
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    Never fully straight.
     

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