What do kickboxers & Thai boxers do when their kicks are caught?

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  1. Celestial Kid

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    This is especially important for MT practitioners. What do you guys do when your kick gets caught? Especially for body kicks and teeps. How do you break your opponent's grasp and prevent a sweep or takedown?
     
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    How do you push off?

    Jump around to prevent a sweep like what BJ Penn does?
     
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    If the teep is caught they turn their foot 90 degrees outward then push off. Probably not explaining it properly sorry.
     
  4. Kanka

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    yeah turn the foot outwards and push him away
     
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    Fall on the ground and play dead.
     
  6. Celestial Kid

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    Yes just in case the mma dude wants to ground pound and kick your head on the floor. Great idea!
     
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    So CK turns his caught leg outwards and push his opponent away with his heel?
     
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    there are tons of techniques you can look up on youtube but generally i do one of two things, depending on whether i have read the catch coming or not

    if you see it coming and can react in time, as your round kick lands and the opponent begins to encircle it you kind of continue your momentum and turn yourself to face somewhat away, turning the leg over so the knee is facing the floor, sole of foot towards the ceiling, and pull your leg out. Best way i can describe it. Try and imagine it all in one movement - its not like you're stood there for a minute with your knee pointing down etc coz that would just give ample time for your leg to be wrapped up. its an instant reaction

    (you can also turn your knee out the other way, pointing outwards, and try to place your heel on the guys hip and try to push off; i am not too good with that one)

    if your kick gets caught solidly, the catcher will basically guillotine your leg at the calf. Hop forward and push your leg through, driving the foot of the caught leg down to the floor as hard as you can, at the same time taking hold of of the catching arm's elbow with your palm and pulling it upwards as hard as you can, to break the grip. the combination of your leg and arm pressure in tandem should be enough to break the grip and allow you to get your foot back on the floor; you are then in a clinch situation

    some guys also just unload punches and elbows when their kick is caught, taking advantage of the catcher having tied up one of his arms, but this generally isnt the case at the high level because catch turns to sweep pretty quick up there

    stiff-arm post on the catcher's jaw to push his head back and away, at the same time posting off your caught shin, pushing your hips in but your upper body away, you are kind of stalemated at this point as he cant sweep your standing leg as its too far away. You'll want to time soemthing here like a transition to another escape or into a jumping tech like a knee with your standing leg
     
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    Honestly, there's quite a few techniques depending on the kick caught and the distance its caught at (eg. closer to ankle, closer to quad, etc)

    For the middle swing kick when caught near the ankle, turn your leg up (facing the sky, it was horizontal before), then teep off.

    If its caught a bit closer (near knee range) you can initiate to clinch here. Turn the leg up, pull it in, if they're still holding on you should be at a distance to clinch. Do that, then pull the leg out and work from there.

    I might be in the minority for this, but sometimes as its caught, before I do the escapes I punch them a few times first, I found it distracts a bit before I get swept. Of course a more advanced partner will sweep quickly and I won't have time.
     
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    Also not mentioned you could also bend in at the knee to get inside close enough to tie up with the opponent in a clinch.
     
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    So you dont train in a gym then?
     
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    CK trains in a gym but he wants to confirm if his trainer is teaching him correctly. He was taught the push off the heel and the pull off when the opponent catches the kick. However, ck doesnt feel comfortable with that so he wanted other solutions. CK also learned the shin to hip technique when u reach for the clinch and use your shin like a crowbar to lock down the opponent. Its also used to defend against knees.
     
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    Yes ck was taught that one. Ok. So what others are there? He only knows 4 so far. The kick and the fast pull, the kick and the push of the heel, the teep and the teep again and the turned shin to lock the opponent down. Another technique CK learned is turning out when the kick is caught. This leaves his back exposed for a short time but he didn't learn this from the thai trainer. He learned it from wrestling.
     
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    ck probably gets beat up in sparring because he talks in third person.
     
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    Quite the contrary :) well ck spars with amateur thai boxers in the US. Ck thinks he does ok but he would probably lose by points. With that said, CK has seen Yodsanan's fight at one fc. He dares not incur his wrath.
     
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    lol Ben Henderson legit landed that against Edgar in their first fight.
     

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