There's a way to train kicks so that even your high kicks are as fast as an elite boxer's jab. An elite boxer's jab is very, very fast. So how does a kicker develop such an ability to be able to match his kicking speed to that of a boxer's quick jab? Well, as we all may know already, it's flexibility and muscle strength. Flexibility on the desired spots, and muscle development on the supporting muscles. But how does one develop the ability to lift your leg up smoothly and effortlessly (without needing to force swing the leg) into a fast, controlled, and balanced kick? Some people can literally lift their leg up super swiftly, easily, and hit really hard at the same time. What's the secret? Is it abs? Is it constant training on stretching and muscles? How long does one train to become limber like bamboo?