MMA What is a good way to increase the impact of a roundhouse kick?

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  1. Epik High

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    Is it all in proper technique and how you swing your hips? Are there certain exercises to build muscle, or how does it work? Perhaps flexible helps as well?
     
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    Technique and hip movement is your number one priority, yes. The more you kick with proper technique, the faster and harder your kicks will be.
     
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    flexibility helps too , if you wanna kick to the head.... i cant .... but i can kick just fine to the legs just fine lol !!
     
  4. Maestro Nobones

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    the key is practice and repetition with good form. also do lots of heavy bag work.
     
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    for most high kicks, i understand that flexibility is one of the most important factors
     
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    Dot for truth.

    If you want a lot of power, turn your hips over.
     
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    :werd:

    Also even if you don't have great flexibility it's amazing how much a difference just being warm and loose can make. For me if I'm properly warmed up everything just flows better and I can kick much harder without trying.
     
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    I totally agree with that. honestly, I thought my kicks were pretty solid, I feel very comfortable with my kicks and my hips pivot correctly. But man, when my instructor kicks while I hold the bag, it packs a whallop and it seems like he can do it effortlessly. He isn't much bigger than I am as well.

    Well I guess he's a competing Muay Thai fighter for a reason heh.
     
  9. Grouch

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    make sure you turn your hips over.

    That being important I would recomend heavy olympic lifts.
     
  10. Epik High

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    I kick so that my leading heel is 180 and facing the opponent
     
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    Technique and then speed. speed = power
     
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    speed = speed

    strength and speed = power
     
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    Actually untrue fro Muay Thai roundhouse kicks. Lack of flexibility can be overcome by leaning.
     
  14. chackrafool

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    Force = Mass X Acceleration

    Explosiveness FTW
     
  15. Grouch

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    180 degrees to what? You can put your heel how ever you want and still turn your hips over.
     
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    Holy shit, its grouch in the cage :noes::noes::noes:
     
  17. Maestro Nobones

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    just imagine, Grouch doing 'monkey steals the peach' :noes:
     
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    Though that may be true, leaning makes for a great way to fall on your butt in the middle of a fight, especially if your opponent rushes in. It's a lot easier to keep your balance if you're more flexible.
     
  19. Maestro Nobones

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    yeah I vote against leaning as well
     
  20. Kuet

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    good idea thanks ..... btw chuck norris > :mamoru:
     
  21. Grouch

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    Traditional Kenpo for 8 year.

    ibsome130lbsBJJguysayshe'llstillkickmyass
     
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    I have that book. :rofl:
     
  23. Maestro Nobones

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    I'll still kick your ass
     
  24. Grouch

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    yeah but i'd let you anyways.
     
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