Ways to improve kicking?

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  1. karatemexi

    karatemexi Brown Belt

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    does anyone have any videos,drills, weightlifting techniques, or tips in general about how to improve particularly kicking speed or control?

    i havent practiced kicks seriously in a while and i want to get it relatively up to par so i can have a decent showing for my schools tkd tryouts
     
  2. Slippyj***

    Slippyj*** Purple Belt

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    Soccer...kick the ball hard with both legs against a wall or something, dont flame, you would be suprised...remember tho both legs, twill improve your weaker leg esp.

    Also-Bannana tree's FTW
     
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    put your a$$ into it
     
  4. stoneeh13

    stoneeh13 Banned Banned

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    i concur, you described it more eloquently than i ever could. i'd have said you just have to stay loose and turn your whole hip into it.. get some torque into it
     
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    I watch a lot of old Cro Cop fights...
     
  6. karatemexi

    karatemexi Brown Belt

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    haha ok u got it
     
  7. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    Seriously...only thai kick the bag for 3 x 12 rounds. Your ass should be sore the next day if you did the kicks correctly.
     
  8. TheeFaulted

    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    Seriously this.

    There is no secret, just lots of practice needed. As is often quoted on here:
     
  9. Bennosuke

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    Really? I may not have the best form (but it's not bad), but when I do kick work outs its is normally my quads, the upper side of my thigh (tensor facia lata and glut medius) and my shins... I've never gotten a sore ass from it.

    Why do you suppose that is? When do you feel the glut max being used during the kick?
     
  10. lparnes

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    practice kicking a bag.
     
  11. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    Whenever you throw a kick or knee, your hip should be leading. The pushing of the hips forward activates the gm muscles. I do get a little hip flexor sometimes. Sometimes I don't get sore. But I prior to my last kick camp I hadn't done it in quite some time.
     
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    LEGS MAHONEY genetically modified man shark

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    Practice kicking the bag daily, use correct form and power with each shot, use standard weight lifting techniques to strengthen the legs and stretch plenty.


    voila
     

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