high kick setup ideas

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  1. NoviVavilon

    NoviVavilon Orange Belt

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    My examples, that i use frequently :
    Jab+left highkick coming in at 90 degree angle.

    Jab , then put my right hand on opponents eyes and then i do a right high kick in sort of jumping back downward style (watch pettas vs aerts or bonjasky vs akebono, for examples).

    Low kick while looking up, then i do a high kick while looking at his legs, as if i were to low kick him.

    While the opponent is in the corner of the ring , side step to the right , the opponent will naturally try to go left , then kick with the shin to the head with the left leg.

    Then of course there's the brazilian kick , its done by faking a front kick then going for the highkick.

    I can give more examples but I find these the most useful, oh and wanaka has a good setup i saw in his fight, jab to the body then highkick. For highkicks i find it most important to make the kick come sort of from the side, and sometimes you have to sacrifice your full power for accuracy.

    Throw in your examples.
     
  2. Brazilian HKD

    Brazilian HKD Brown Belt

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    most that i used you said already

    here some more

    jab, straight right to the plexus (use you left hand to guard your head a little bit higher to protect against counters), left high kick.

    sidestepping liver shot, right high kick (the angle it's perfect for the high kick)

    fake left hook, spinning heel kick to the face

    my favorite set up it's to appear with a closed stance , suddenly appear relaxed, and then do a really fast high kick
    it can be done from the clinch, you notice that the other guy it's trying to break the clinch , you do it and then suddenly you hit the kick (pushing it's good too)

    this one it's hard to do in a fight but still i did it sometimes:jab,right low kick, left low kick, right low kic, right high kick.

    use a fake jab to put your hand in front of the opponents eyes and hit the high kick

    tap his left hand downwards (orthodox stance) , look to his legs and hit his head ( works well with small gloves)

    that's it
     
  3. Tabris

    Tabris White Belt

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    I will throw one if someone pushes out of a clinch.
     
  4. jlagman

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    When someone tries to catch your mid-kicks, punish them by going up top
     
  5. ich1ban

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    I've seen Bonjasky do this but doing a right cross first. Right cross, liver shot, then right high kick.
     
  6. aries

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    Front leg teep to body, until their elbows start coming down in anticipation or because it landed then follow with a rear high kick.

    Jab, cross, front leg inside low kick, front leg high switch kick
     
  7. ChachiKiller

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    We used to do a pull down of your opponents lead arm. Haven't seen in a while then Machida did it against Tito. Slide in with a lead jab. Use your jab hand to pull your opponents hand to the side or down. Straight punch with power hand, shuffle to your opponents side and kick to the head. Many times the put their hands down after the straight punch and the timing works out that they drop their hands. Kick may connect.

    Think of trying a modification of the Brazilian kick with the opposite leg. It sells better and has more power. Throw a back leg front kick or teep to the body, as you see him drop his elbows to cover, you switch into a jump kick with the front leg. Always have to sell the first attack.

    Why are you so focused on developing a kick to the head? Do you have an opponent that would fall for that?
     
  8. NoviVavilon

    NoviVavilon Orange Belt

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    What do you mean , do you have an opponent that would fall for that ? Everyone can fall for highkicks , and because my kicks are 100 times better than my boxing.
     
  9. ambertch

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    hehe I like that, must try!
     
  10. ChachiKiller

    ChachiKiller Brown Belt

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    Not sure that my meaning was clear. I am trying to understand why he wanted to focus on setting up a head kick. I was more asking if he had an opponent that he could connect with. I am a big fan of head kicks.
     
  11. jlagman

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    Another little trick I've pulled off is throwing the high kick after parrying your opponent's jab. Of course timing and flexibility are key, but I've found this to work best against an opponent who has a lazy return on his jab, i.e. he lets it drop a little after contact, then retreives it rather than retreiving it in a straight line, back towards his face. You're also going to want to target his leading side.
     
  12. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Jab, Rear hand to the body, followed by rear kick to the head. Thats the one I teach and it works pretty well.
     
  13. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    I do this quite a bit and it is very effective once you develop the correct timing, i have found it easiest with an opponent that advances forward continuously with a lazy jab, then parry and throw high kick while moving back. It is definetely more suited to a taller fighter with a reach advantage, usually the case for me.

    Also, some guys tend to drop their rear hand when throwing jabs/lead hooks (this is one of my problems). As soon as you begin to parry use a lead leg kick high to the head. This is a great way to catch a guy who drops his rear hand. Don't switch kick, more of a TKD style snapping roundhouse and if he does block it, your set up perfect for a big rear leg low kick.
     
  14. jlagman

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    I'm still pretty inconsistent with this kick, but then again, I don't get many opportunities to practice it. I'm a shorter guy, but very flexible and a southpaw, so in the rare occassion I do throw a high kick, I have take advantage of the surprise element, it's a nice trick to have in the bag.

    What'll usually happen in those rare occassions is, my sparring partner will advance with a lazy jab which I'll usually just eat or catch with my right palm. If I get the timing right, I'll be able to parry the jab with my right hand and come over top with a right, lead, high kick. I hardly ever switch anymore when I throw the lead kick, I get all my leverage from taking a half-step to the right.
     
  15. Vil7

    Vil7 Silver Belt

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    I like to use the right cross to set up the right high kick. I also like to use this combination: lead with left roundhouse kick to leg or body, left jab + right cross to face, then right roundhouse kick to head.
     
  16. djchen011032

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    work the midsection and lower body like cung le then come out with an unexpected high kick.

    keep hitting the mid and the arms will drop, keep kicking th elegs and their mobility is shot. after that its timing and the accuracy of your high kick.
     
  17. Fishgun

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    I chamber most of my kicks tight before delivering them. I also try to chamber them very similar. This makes it difficult to know where they are going. The later that your opponent realizes that it is coming the less chance he has of blocking or avoiding it.
     

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