How do Anderson and Machida avoid breaking their foot with a front kick?

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  1. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Hope you guessed my name

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    Watching in slo-mo, I cant tell if the big toe or the bottom of the foot makes contact with the jaw.
     
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    dudeguyman Green Belt

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  3. William Huggins

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    Toe PED's!!!! Them Brazilian's........
     
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  4. AndyMaBobs

    AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    Y'know your basement? Well right underneath that.
    It's the ball off the foot, but the chin isn't really solid enough to really break your toe on if an accident does happen
     
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  5. William Huggins

    William Huggins Purple Belt

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    I would bet prime Mark Hunt's jaw bone against your right big toe, any day.
     
  6. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    This, esp. when dudes come in with their wight forward, chin basically falls into it
     
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  7. ShadowoftheSun

    ShadowoftheSun Yellow Belt

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    By actually knowing how to kick.
     
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  8. AndyMaBobs

    AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    Y'know your basement? Well right underneath that.
    Against my toe? Sure - against Schilts? Nah
     
  9. William Huggins

    William Huggins Purple Belt

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    It's a tough call.

    I think someone needs to call Sport Science........

    But if you had said Jon Jones............toe....

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  10. William Huggins

    William Huggins Purple Belt

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    Don't know why your bringing in Semmy for, don't you fight at about 250lbs and you must be at least 6,4" to be allowed to post on Sherdog.....
     
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  11. Hotora86

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    The kick is performed with the ball of the foot, not the toes.
    Takes an incredible amount of precision to land in a fight.

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  12. 98bird

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    I think I have a good tech to guard against this high teep to the chin, but it will fuck up your training partner very easily (practicing it). It's a very common, Muay Thai entry move.
     
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    You're supposed to curl your toes back when you front kick, it takes a little practice but not much.
     
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    Is it a downward elbow type thing intercepting the kick ?
     
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