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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by snowolf17, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. snowolf17

    snowolf17 Yellow Belt

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    i find myself getting caught with inside leg kicks as i circle my oppenent during sparring, what can i do to not get caught?
     
  2. jlagman

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    Are you both orthodox and circling left? It shouldn't be such a huge problem in that case because you'd be circling away from the kick. Don't get me wrong, it can still hurt, but it won't hurt nearly as much as someone who tricked you into walking into the kick.
     
  3. snowolf17

    snowolf17 Yellow Belt

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    yeah we are both orthodox but the guy i was fighting is very experienced and it was my first time he was very proffiecient with both legs as far as kicking goes
     
  4. TwoFour Lowkick

    TwoFour Lowkick Orange Belt

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    check or when he goes to throw one throw a switch kick. I like to counter inside left kicks (assuming my partner is orthodox) with a left hook
     
  5. FighttDirtyy

    FighttDirtyy White Belt

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    check or teep kick him
     
  6. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    Assuming you're in orthodox...

    You can check it or just turn your left knee in depending on elevation -- right hand counter punch

    You can also intercept (teep or angle kick) to body, hips, or even the standing leg

    You can also switch step letting the kick pass as you come back with a left round kick

    Lot's of stuff man. Good luck.
     
  7. lucid

    lucid FTW-champ!

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    Bring it up. if its sparring ask guys to throw them more and practice checking them or blocking them with your knee.

    its freaking sparring, not a full fight. Sparring is where you go to get better. Training is like studying, sparring is like a practice exam. to try what you learned and review what needs to get better.
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    i twist my chin a little, then counter with a long loopy hook
     
  9. MisterT

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    That's what I like to do.

    After doing it once or twice, my sparring partner becomes very hesitant to go for the inside leg kick again.
     
  10. Cannon_6

    Cannon_6 Green Belt

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    Since he's experienced and you're new, I'd guess that he's timing your steps and kicking when he knows your weight is going to be on your lead leg. Vary your movements so he can't do that.
     
  11. ILLUMINATI2012

    ILLUMINATI2012 Orange Belt

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    switch kick - then counter
     
  12. EVIL5150

    EVIL5150 Brown Belt

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    Which direction are you circling?

    Like most have said, check the kick by turning your knee in, lift the checking leg as needed.
     
  13. vjvj

    vjvj Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious

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    Yes. This is important.

    Also, that switch kick counter sounds like a great idea. I need to try that one of these days.
     
  14. EVIL5150

    EVIL5150 Brown Belt

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    Throwing a lead leg sidekick to the body is a good counter to the leg kick too.
     

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