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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by BringtheFatties, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. BringtheFatties

    BringtheFatties White Belt

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    Can anyone offer any advice as to how to make inside low kicks effective? I have spent a lot of time working on the outiside/roundhouse low kicks and think I have the technique down, but people quickly adapt to that and start blocking/avoiding the kicks all together. I have tried to throw inside low kicks with my lead leg (left to their left) but find it never does any worthwhile damage and I'm more likely to miss completely and leave myself wide open.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Chthon

    Chthon Silver Belt

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    Usually, the inside leg kick should be brutal, even more so than the outside leg kick. My only advice is, throw it like you would throw any other kick; just aim differently. It shouldn't be that much different.
     
  3. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    step at a 45 degree angle when you throw the kick, set it up with punches for the best effect.
     
  4. VoLTesV

    VoLTesV Green Belt

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    i like to time an inside low when someone is coming towards me...right when they're stepping forward you throw it...they walk right into em

    oh and cover up a little so you don't get tagged
     
  5. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    man last guy i fought did this , first time he did i stumbled and my combo got fuked up. every time after that i took the kick and jus kept throwin and punished him for it . point = dont rely on this , and make damn sure u cover up tight
     
  6. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    And watch out you don't pull a Faircloth and hit the guy right in the balls.
     
  7. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    it should be going upwards at an angle more than the outside kick.
    You can target by the knee, to hurt the structure, or you can hit towards the back of the
    leg where the sciatic is revealed the most in human anatomy.
     
  8. VoLTesV

    VoLTesV Green Belt

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    angling it upwards sounds like you're bound to hit the gonads
     
  9. RizRan

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    Whenver i try that kick they bring there knee and up and it hits me right in the shin..OW
     
  10. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    It's called muay thai.
     
  11. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

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    step into the kick as you throw it for extra power. also, if the opponent is moving into the kick its perfect, very rarely should you go for the kick when the opponent is already moving in the direction the kick is heading
     
  12. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    lol. helpful as ever. true tho.

    i found it does nice damage when ur opponent is moving backwards and there isnt 2 much weight on the front leg. less weight = less muscle tension = kick cuts deeper = owch.
     
  13. kokoro

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    I find targeting the inside of the thigh very effective as counters instead of direct attacks...

    example.. the guy trys a teep... sweep the kick to the side with your left hand as you snap your left leg right under the thigh.. kinda like a jab but it hurts and stings alot more.. :icon_twis

    and also leaves him open for a multitude of follow-up options.. the most obvious being the over-hand right or right cross...

    one that I use to the inside of the thigh alot is not a kick but almost a flying knee... it requires alot of practice and timing but when you get it right.. oh man... the guy will not be walking right for awhile...

    the guy takes a big shot at your outside thigh... you should see it coming for a split second... instead of checking it with your shin... point your knee and jump forward and drive you knee hard into the inside of his kicking leg.... you want to enter into his attack..

    imagine if you were cranking your leg around to his thigh in hopes of taking a chunk out of it... all of a sudden hes rushing at you with great speed and as your leg sweeps around to your side and into the thigh that was there...but now hes using his whole body and momentum to drive his knee into the inside of your leg thats moving forward !!!

    ouch.... :eek: :icon_twis

    anyway.. you have to be careful when you come in fast like that or you might eat one going in...

    good luck in training!

    oh.. and Hi.. I'm new here... :redface:

    Best,

    Kokoro (means having heart or fighting spirit in Japanese)
     
  14. Danielsan

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    i would simply say if they keep avoiding it then dont just throw it straght up throw in a few combos before you deliver it, set them up for the kick get their mind somewhere else

    ex. throw a 1 2 and then throw the kick or alternate legs with dif kicks to set them up
     
  15. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    you got to angle it up, there is not as much space as the out side kick.

    If your getting kneed.....
    maybe your kick needs to start at a lower angle.
     
  16. MBKickboxer

    MBKickboxer Blue Belt

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    The round house kick to the inside of the thigh is a brutal kick...and in fact is one of my favorite kicks to throw. I'm not a fan of high kicking by any means so 99% of the time my kicks are from the ribs down.

    The technique is all in the hips and the pivot of the back let. The kicking leg goes up into chambered position and then whip it out as you turn your hips and pivot that back foot for added power. The cut kick is what I use often to get to the inside of the thai. If you hit a person correctly there they WILL feel it as the inside of the thigh is very sensitive full of soft tissue and nerve endings. Get a heavy bag and practice, practice, practice!
     
  17. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Theres a big artery running down the inside of your leg on the inside..kick it hard and the leg goes numb very fast
     
  18. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

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    i was taught that the inside low kicks are usually the most effective kicks in Muay Thai. i was told that the higher kicks should be kept for the movies because more time than not they miss and leave you open for a variety of offenses.
     
  19. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    the inside leg kicks are hard to land, because of
    the way humans are built.
    learn the outside leg kick really well first before doing
    the inside.
     
  20. KillaKix

    KillaKix Brown Belt

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    i usually take a step on an angle (45 degrees like Spoonman7 said) and i gives me better power and accuracy
     

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