Video of me Kicking....

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by EddNg, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. EddNg

    EddNg Blue Belt

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    Havent been able to train any stand up lately due to several reasons but it feels good to get a round on the pads in! I forgot how much it takes it out of you!

    Heres a short clip of me throwing the roundhouse kick several times. Angle isnt the best but I suppose I only got it recorded for a bit of fun! When I start training again properly I'll put up a proper vid so you guys can critique my technique.

    Let me know what you think

    http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=36VOYBENPU4ZA3QSRGWBQWIKVM
     
  2. farmboy

    farmboy Banned Banned

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    Not bad. And not a bad idea to tape yourself, either. It's ok to have someone tell you what you are going wrong or right, but when you can actually go back and see for yourself...
     
  3. Spoonman7

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    not bad, hands are a little low but that is normal body physics to help you keep balance, good technique and good snap.
     
  4. Chris Kimmerly

    Chris Kimmerly Amateur Fighter

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    Not bad at all
     
  5. LCDforMe

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    Not the worst I have ever seen.
     
  6. nockedem

    nockedem Yellow Belt

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    nice kick, keep those hands up or it will be lights out if you dont connect
     
  7. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    When you land the kick, try to have more bend in your knee. It seems as if your leg is nearly straight when it hits the pads, making that slapping sound. It should be more of a thud. Also, try to connect with your shin more.
     
  8. farmboy

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    I was thinking the same thing, but it always seems I hear a lot of people on this site saying it's ok to drop your hands when you're kicking. At my school, it's a cardinal sin.
     
  9. SmashiusClay

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    My one criticism would be that your not only dropping your left hand as you wind up for the kick, which leaves your jaw open, but in doing so you're telegraphing the kick.

    Overall, pretty good but you should work on that left hand.
     
  10. EddNg

    EddNg Blue Belt

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    Hey guys thanks for the critiscism so far, I dont mind so I can work on my mistakes and weaknesses. I noticed the drop in my hands too when I watched that vid, normally I dont have a problem with it. I think its mainly down to because I'm throwing the kick only. When I put some hand combinations before hand my hands are usually up high, so that was the 1st thing I noticed.

    I was expecting comments to be worse after having such a long time off, well nearly 3months seems a long time for me not to train!
     
  11. Chthon

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    You kick very fast and very hard. I would keep the hands up even when throwing just a kick, so you don't form a bad habit. Your kicks look better than mine, I can say that much.
     
  12. Orsyn

    Orsyn Asian Connoisseur

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    Nice fast kicks. Everyone has pretty much pointed out what I saw that needed improvement.
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    not bad

    where are you based in the uk?
     
  14. mmaflcl

    mmaflcl White Belt

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    what everyone said is good.

    as far as your leg being too straight when you land the kick if you were to turn your hips over more. I can't see your feet but you're probably not turning over your base leg enough. Stay high up on your toes and you should be good.
     
  15. Vovchanchyn Fan

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    speed looks great and using video is an excellent tool. I would tell your cameraperson to back up a bit, b/c you need to see what is happening to the base foot to get the full picture.

    My comments are similar to others - you appear to be slapping the pads more than powering through them....bend your leg more, connect higher up closer to your knee and ensure you are pivoting your hips through your kick. That will let you put more of your body weight into your kicks rather than just the mass of your leg. In some respect, you want to think more of it as throwing a knee rather than a kick, in the sense that you want your full body weight behind it and not just your leg, and your point of contact should be shin but closer to your knee than your foot.

    A good tip for working that aspect - try your middle kicks on a heavy bag and watch how it reacts. You want it to be a dull thud rather than a slap, and you should move the bag back at about a 45 degree angle. The bag should also bend at the point of contact....anyway, thats how my trainer taught me to be able to self-monitor my kicks so hope it helps.

    Also, another trick for ensuring your are getting your hips into it - have someone watch where and how your are planting your base foot as you kick. The more you can plant it with your foot angled out (about 45 degrees, and on the ball of your foot), the more your hips will already be stretched open as you lead into your kick, and that helps put your full body weight into it.
     
  16. Chthon

    Chthon Silver Belt

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    This was a very good post, I wish I had thought to mention all that. A wide shot including your feet would help us to see all these things he mentioned.
     
  17. jimmy key!!

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    looks pretty good man those are quick.
     
  18. z0nk

    z0nk Blue Belt

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    Good technique, you're definitely twisting your hip into the kick. But like the others said it shouldn
     
  19. EddNg

    EddNg Blue Belt

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    Thanks for the comments and criticism. I was defo hitting the pads with my shins cos they were a bit sore after training so I think the angle may have been a bit strange. That room echo's alot so you cant really tell by the sound. But next time though I will take what you guys said and kick more with a bent knee and I'll get my cameraman to stand further back a bit!
     
  20. SmashiusClay

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    Nice to have someone post a vid of themselves then try to take on board criticisms, I was kinda expecting you to spack out, but was pleasantly suprised.
     

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