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Muay Thai hips - turning hips 'in'

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Hatake88, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Hatake88 Blue Belt

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    Hey everyone

    One of the things I found that really helped me 'whip' my kicks is to focus on turning my hip inwards (by that I mean towards the centreline).

    Does anyone also turn their hip this way when teeping or throwing knees? Again, I don't mean pushing your hips forwards (that you should definitely do) but towards the centreline....
     
  2. AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    For me it goes like this:

    Lift up from the floor, kicking straight up - pivoting on the ball of the foot so that the heel faces the target while the leg comes up and in.

    Optimum is your hand being outstretched on the other side of the opponents face, which will guard from punches (maximum safety) while also helping to act as a lever potentially to pull the opponent into the kick, or to post on them if the kick is caught or if they react with something you weren't expecting.



    Arjan Surat demonstrates a few moments where he pivots round the opponent and pulls their head down on the kick.

    A good thing with that arm position is that it actually helps you visualise where your hips need to turn over, in order to throw the kick properly

    Hand swinging down is okay for more power, but not ideal for me, it's better to dull the opponents reactions to allow you to cobra punch, like Sagat would. Kicking and then following from a punch from the same side is a big thing in my coach's method.
     
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  3. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    Just don't do it like this...


     
  4. AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    Are sure? It seems like the world shakes when he kicks those pads
     
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  5. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    Yes. he doesn't turn over his hips. You either compensate this by kicking fast,or you do it properly. He does neither.

     
  6. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    These guys both pivot.

    You can see the difference very clearly when it's done right...

     
  7. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    You are correct. What happens is that it feels like the hip has turned over when it actually hasn't, and that's where poor technique stems from. Any motion that is unnatural and exaggerated is harder to ingrain, and turning the hip in is such a thing.

    So the best way is to visualize what you just wrote with your hip.
     
  8. AndyMaBobs Brown Belt

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    that joke sailed over your head

    think i know who this might be
     
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  9. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    That was a good one
     
  10. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    I still don't get it
     
  11. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    In the video the camera has some kind of stupid shake effect every time he kicks
     
  12. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    lol alright. well to be fair, his punches have no snap either so at least he
    s consistent.
     
  13. DeepFreeze Banned Banned

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    You would ideally kick hard without over committing since this compromises your recovery post kick.

    That's where technique comes into the equation. The better technique you have, the less commitment into your strike is required to generate significant power, and you're recovery to strike again or defend, or move out, is not hampered.

    Think of it has chopping down a tree. You want to take stab right at the center but not go past it.

    One of my favorite fighters when it comes to roundhouse kicks is Changpuek Kietsongrit. He's both snappy and hard hitting without overdoing it.
     
  14. Canned Tuna Silver Belt

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    Turn your hip inward while teeping? I'm having a hard time imagining what you're trying to describe @Hatake88

    That sounds nuts
     
  15. Hatake88 Blue Belt

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    not really. look at the side teep - when you turn, your shoulder turns which puts more power in.
     

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