Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Gareth Dakin, Apr 26, 2008.
wat can u do when you get your kick caught (other than getting swept)?
I assume your talking MT... because thats the only sport i have a bit of an idea with lol.
If i get my leg caught i quickly pull myself or them into the clinch, applying my weight on the leg they are holding making them either release or have to hold me witch usualy results in there upper body being pulled down and they dont want that.
There is a few variations of how to get out like that. Or if they catch your teep and you have strong legs and good balance you can always throw a second teep at them.
I usually move my hips forward and manage to get a low power punch in the face, because the opponents hand is down by grabbing your kick. If he still doens't let go i try to pull guard.
Move in fast with an elbow.
Focus on getting your kicks quick, make em less wide. May lose power but eventually it'll get back to normal.
As for getting it caught, if i had a vid of my last fight i could show you. I get caught, then immediately put my leg through by pushing my weight through, then clinch right away. The guy had no answer for it.
mma = i do a rolling kimura, it rocks
One of the easiest ways to get out of a situation where he catches a single leg (works on single leg attempts from grapplers as well) is to turn your leg sideways, like a sidekick (this creates space) and pull your leg out. It's simple but often times it's the simple things that get overlooked.
you could do what urijah faber did one time... sink the clinch in and jump with your free leg for a knee in the face... but assuming you're not that athletic.. the best defense is to be careful and not get it caught
i do one of three things in mma and or kickboxing/muay thai. They're all a little of the wall and require a good level of flexibility and kicking technique to execute but not too much athleticism.
1. if they catch it on their open side throw a round house with your other leg
2. if they catch it on the other side, throw a spinning back kick
3. if they catch it in an strange position and you dont know what to do, throw a flying knee.
These are what work for me. Either your going to hit them and hurt them bad or they'll let go to avoid being hit. These may not appeal to you with the risk of ending up on the ground in a bad position mma wise but there's not much you can do. If they don't make sense just picture the technique in your head and try it in sparring.
To pull these up you need pretty good flexibilty and confidence in your technique. Personally I'm not very athletic yet I can still pull these off because of how flexible i am.
YouTube - single leg defense
The best thing to do is:
Bend the leg and bring the guy towards you. When he comes towards you you NEED to make SURE you get an underhook, preferrably two, but one underhook preferrably on the same side your leg is on. Then drive the top of your head into his face to create space (not a headbunt, just create distance), then pull up on his shoulder with everything you got and try to heel stomp the grown with your leg as hard as possible. This should break his grip and and hold.
2.) If he has low on your leg like by your ankle you can turn your body away so your knee is pointed downward and try to "kick out". If it doesn't work, turn back into him and put your knee back up and you're back where you started from, but don't stay with your knee down too long or you'll get FUBAR. If he has high on your leg you're in deep shat. Push his head away and prevent him from getting hips into his sweep and try to hope to the ropes for support and hope the ref breaks you soon. If you get to the ropes you can try to use them as a base and punch over and again until he lets go.
3.) This is gonna sound weak, but you can act like you slipped and fall down. It looks better then getting swept.
To avoid getting your leg caught in the first place:
1.) Set up the kick better. You can't catch it if you don't know its coming.
2.) Kick harder. They are less apt to try to catch it if it is a rocket.
3.) Pull it back faster. Its that simple.
grab onto hishead and bring your leg in to full gaurd position while rolling onto the floor attempt guillotine.
wait a minute what am i talking about. im the one who got choked out by this one >_>
shift your weight, try and punch. this may distract from the leg catch so you can free it
throw it so hard that catching it means braking their ribs if they f*ck up.
Bring the kick home fast. Lot of guys tend to leave it hanging out there. Connect and focus on getting it home immediately if not sooner.
I think we're missing the point here The reality is... getting your kick caught sucks and the guy catching the kick has the upper hand regardless of what gameplan you have in mind.
Doubt me? Watch professional MT, and in MMA - how many times does the guy who catches the kick NOT have the advantage. Very infrequently is the guy who gets his kick caught able to do something meaningful.
This is because a guy who catches a kick usually isn't going to just sit there - he's going to immediately go into a counterattack or sweep or whatnot. Obviously timing is everything, but if he does his offense simultaneously to you trying to perform your defense, he wins 9 times out of 10
What you need to really work on is setting up the kicks so that they don't TRY to catch it. Like, jab-jab-kick.... end combination with the lowkick, etc. etc.
Doing this is FAR more effective than working on your "not getting my kick caught" skills
wtf? what is this the wwf.
If he doesn't have a great hold on your foot slip it out quick and push kick if you can.
If he has a good hold, first option is to punch him in the face. Also like other people have said you can jump up and grab his head and pull him close to you to clinch.
Don't try to throw any insaguris or flying ninja kicks, seriously if you are fighting anyone with any type of skill....even the skill of knowing how to walk you are going to get hurt.
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