Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Justin Pressley, Dec 11, 2005.
Get the fuck out of there, that's how.
You don't block those.
Side step is very good for spinning back kick, you just have to have the timing right.
Step to the left, or step to the right.
If you're a super wrestler, you could grab the person while they come in with the flying knee. I've seen that done twice, once by Randleman against Nakamura.
Sidestep or double-leg (risky though) re: the flying knee.
Alot of people when they throw a spinning back kick telegraph it with their shoulders. If you can see this you can sidestep it easily and punch them in the face.
Close distance. Most "flashy fighters" will telegraph big spin moves with their shoulders as an above poster mentioned. Also, alot of times they'll shift back to make distance to get some power into the kick. If you're a wrestler and you press them. When they go for a spin kick it's easy to stuff, and you can pretty much bowl them over and you're gauranteed side mount or if you're lucky and catch them in the turn, you'll have their back. Just press them and don't let them set up for it.
Remeber James Irvin vs. Terry Martin?
step back, punch to the face.
Closing the distance works but you need to fast and its risky. Personally I go with the sidestep. I just get out of there and reset. The sidestep also allows you to counter punch. If they leave themselves open when throwing the knee or if they get themsleves off balence on the spin kick. But Ic an see how if you have a good wrestling background closing in would be prefferred.
Don't try to block it. Even if you block it you will still take a good shot that you really don't need to.
definitely dont block. i broke someones finger, and a girl broke another girls arm on a back kick while sparring. they tried to block, more as a reflex i think, as they were both stepping in. its a matter of whos got better timing i think. having said that... its my best kick i think :icon_twis
i seem to catch people alot.
You can block the spinning back kick like you do with a roundhouse to your head and as for a flying knee, get the fuck out of there.
step and counter - flying knee.
the spining back kick- defend like a high kick if you can avoid by steping back and to the side do so. If someone throws a slow one, I try to come in fast and low with a counter punch with the hand opposite the direction the kick came from and guard with the other hand against a back fist.
for the spinning back kick, i try to jam it ussually but also make sure you circle away from the kick slightly.... you should jam them on the back of the kicking leg.
the flying knee can be blocked as a last resort but get out of the way if you can....
another option is to throw a leg kick at them as they jump in..... them getting leg kicked in the air = easy sweep...... i have had considerable success with my lead leg aT this.
Spinning back kick:
1) side-step so that your inside his stance when he finishes (his chest facing you) and counter immediately, preferably with your own spinning back kick or front push kick
2) side-step outside his stance, then pivot towards him...this will put your lead legf to the rear, and you're set up to counter with a roundhouse.
3) front-leg pushing kick aimed at the waist or backside of your opponent as he's turning into it. Fairly easy to land, and will cause his own momentum to dump him dead on his ass.
The Koreans I trained with had a nice defense that involved, basically, leaning back until narly parallel and front snap-kicking under the kicking leg. Risky, and requires impeccable timing, but works great if you can do it-- I never could.
Do not back up. If he's any good, he'll turn right into another kick and nail you. If #2 or #3 isn't good for the situation, whatever you do, change the angle of attack, period.
Flying knees? No tips, I'm afraid.
front push kick was my most common form of counter for the back kick, it's a quicker kick then the back kick. so if they give it away and you pick up the read you can get your foot up and set the kick in motion and land it well before the back kick is complete... their momentium and your push kick usually sends them across the ring.
basicly what greg said... lol
flying knee i jsut move out of the way, or quickly kick out the hanging back leg. they'll most likely land the kick but odds are they'll land hard after it.
Don't stand there & take it. I did, got a broken rib for my efforts.
Was worth it for the look on his face when he turned round to see me, 2 feet away, grinning like a madman & my fist in transit to his face.
Not worth it the day after when i couldn't sit up out of bed.
Now that i know adreniline wears off, i'd probably go for the sweep.
For the flying knee, if you can step out, step out & welly his back leg. If you can't (i.e, stuck in a corner) cover up best you can & if possible drive elbows into the top of his thigh.
Exactly, Get the fk out of the way.
Side stepping. If you can time it, foot jab the guys in the ass or hip while he is delivering the spinning back kick
I remember in k-1 vs kyokushin where Filho was training to block Remy's flying knees. He was doing drills of push kicking when the knee comes or blocking the knee with is left and punching with his right at the same time.
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