Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Mix Your Kicking Skills
In MMA and Kickboxing a lot of fighters use Muay Thai kicking skills. The emphasis is on full power and kicking through the target. I personally use a lot of snap kicks (Karate and Tae Kwon Do) and mix in the Thai style kick. Snap kicks are fast and require accuracy and placement so you don't have to use a lot of power. The require less energy. Fighting in Muay Thai and Shidokan fights, I was able to read the body language of hard kicks coming from the Thai style kickers. My opponents had a difficult time picking up my timing on my kicks because my delivery was more relaxed and they weren't used to my style of kicking.