By Mark Hatmaker
Some of the most feared and important guns in combined martial arts (MMA) competition is dissected and mentioned during this fully-illustrated consultant to either perfecting and protecting opposed to the low kick. Many competitors view this method as a unmarried device of their arsenal, proscribing themselves once they might be taking this low-line method of attack and enhancing it to slot way more kicking events than these usual. This quantity demonstrates how you can extend the low-kicking arsenal, displaying how an easy alteration in leg focusing on can strongly problem an opponent's safety, and how to hone low-line kicking energy and velocity in order that rapid-fire low-line kicking becomes a robust virtue. those suggestions are best for MMA opponents and someone who desires to enhance either their self-defense and festival talents with the simplest empirical information available.
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29 Footwork Step inside and drag 1 4 2 3 5 Right leads will step to 9. Left leads to 3. 30 Chapter 2 Stance shift 1 2 4 5 3 The stance shift is exactly what it sounds like, a quick change in leads. Step the lead foot backward toward 6 leaving the left foot now closest to 12. 31 Footwork Step forward 45 degrees outside 1 4 2 3 5 Right leads step the lead foot to 2. Left leads step the lead foot to 10. 32 Chapter 2 Stance shift forward 45 degrees inside 1 4 2 3 5 Right leads stance shift the left foot to 10.
For advanced footwork options, upper body mobility and ring generalship concepts, please see our guide in this series, Boxing Mastery. 38 The Arsenal It’s time to start building the low kicking arsenal. W e’ll introduce each kick individually and then show how to apply them in multiples and combinations in later chapters. We begin with the outside range kicks. That is, kicks where there is no cohesion between you and your partner (cohesion defined as physical contact as in a clinch). 40 3 Outside range low-kick arsenal Outside range low-kick arsenal REAR THIGH KICK This is perhaps the hallmark of low kicking and with good reason.
Use them often. 47 Outside range low-kick arsenal Jumping rear kick thigh 1 2 3 4 5 6 48 Chapter 3 Uh-oh, I thought someone said no jumping kicks. This one is not a jumping kick in the usual sense. We use a shuffle step to close distance and strike when we’ve got an opponent drifting a bit too far on the periphery . The kick application is the same, once the shuf fle step has been executed, so here we describe the shuf fle/jump itself. Drive off your rear foot and take a lunging step toward the proper lead number (right leads to 2 and left leads to 10).