How and Why do some thai fighters jump and thai kick on occasion?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Dominic Kihlstrand, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. I see alot of Thai fighters throw a roundhouse and jump in the air at the same time. (Like Kaoklai vs. Choi, head kick) Is it so generate more power by throwing your entire weight into the kick? Is it just to get more height? I tried to mimic it on the bag and it worked, as there was some more power to the kick, the only problem is my technique is wrong. Could someone explain how it is done, and more reasons why it is done? Heres the clip, its at the end.

    http://files.filefront.com/Kaoklai_vs_Choi_clip_/;4017375;;/fileinfo.html

    Im vale tudo guy, so its from me.
     
  2. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Don't think I can explain how to do it in a post. But you are correct, it is for more power and height. and to mix things up a bit. It is a very advanced move, so not sure I would bother if I wasn't very skilled in MT. Probably risky in MMA due to the takedown factor.
     
  3. As for the takedown factor, You could use it if you were a grappler.
     
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    WHF? Throw a jumping round kick, Coleman!
    Jumping round kick, Royce!, Yoshida!
     
  5. I mean I was a grappler before I was a striker, so I could take more risks since I dont worry about being taken down.
     
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    zaner Banned Banned

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    OK I see your point but this guy was obviously jumping just to reach the guys head. I personally don't think that jumping puts more power in aany kick because you remove your base from the ground. When you land a jumping kick it's easier for the impact to work against your hip rotation.
     
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    Style points is probably a big factor, something that doesn't impress me most of the time. I think if you can't kick the head then don't but in stand up cometition you just get back up so I can see that.
     
  8. Lubbockbjj

    Lubbockbjj Blue Belt

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    shogun used a nice jumping kick on rampage
     
  9. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I have the same thinking on jumping kicks. When both feet are in the air, when you make impact your are pushed back because you have no grounding to anchor yourself with
     
  10. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    I'm pretty sure that kick wouldn'tve done shit if it had landed.
     
  11. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    Yeah. If I were fighting Rampage, I'd do a technique I'm pretty sure wouldn't do shit too.
     
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    But if you were fighting Rampage you wouldn't be owning the shit out of him.
     

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