Thursday, May 15, 2008

Breakdown of the High Thai Kick

I like this video analysis of the Thai kick to the head.

The only thing I'd quibble with is that the counter-rotation of the upper body by swinging the lead arm counter to the direction of the kick is more for balance than torque. My opinion only, but the torque is created by the lead foot stepping out, toes angled out at 45-degrees from the target, and the rotation of the hips into the target.

One other safety point: make sure you pivot on the ball of the supporting foot. If you plant it your knee will blow out a la Jason on the Human Weapon. One of my students did the same thing during a test and it was ugly.

Via: Fight Geek: High Round Kick

1 comment:

mma fight video said...

Great scientific breakdown of the kick, would love to see more of these. Also appreciate the extra safety advice!