How To Kick

Welcome to the "how to kick" sections of boxing for life. In MMA a diverse fighter is a successful fighter. Limiting your striking to simply punches will not be enough. While boxing is a great start in the world of striking you will need much more.

Kicking allows for greater distant from your opponent and can easily deliver a powerful knock out. As with punching there are several types of kicks you can use to add to your striking arsenal this is why learning how to kick is so important.

We will first begin with the push kick. The push kick is used to create distance between you and your opponent. The push kick can also be used to set up a combo or even as a strike on occasion. There are two variations to the push kick the front and rear.Video to be posted soon

The next kick we will discuss in the rear Thai kick. The rear Thai kick is thrown to the outside part of your opponent’s upper leg in between the knee and hip. This will be thrown from the rear leg twisting the hips. During the strike the lower inside part of the shin will impact the opponent’s upper leg. This part of your opponent’s leg is filled with nerve endings and will render their leg almost useless if unconditioned. The key to throwing a good Thai kick is to torque your hips.

Video posted soon

The next kick we will discuss in the lead Thai kick. The lead Thai kick is thrown to the inside part of your opponent’s upper leg in between the knee and hip. During the strike the lower inside part of the shin will impact the opponent’s upper leg. This part of your opponent’s leg is filled with nerve endings and will render their leg almost useless if unconditioned. This will be thrown with the opposite leg of the rear and by the lead leg. The key to throwing a good Thai kick is to torque your hips.


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