Tag Archives | Round Kicks

Balance and Kicks (diary entry)

kick to pads

13.10.21 Wednesday night was just my junior MMA client who wanted to focus on better kicking development. We trained front and rear teeps and round kicks. I was also keen to develop better balance and stability all round. This included correct foot positioning to enable faster and more energy saving pivots, straighter postures and some injury prevention. Kicks were first performed in placement drills, looking at rhythm and balance as well as hand placement. Then I put them on the […]

Continue Reading

Virtual Focus Mitts on Combos

Screenshot_20210301_162940

27.02.21 Saturday morning’s first lesson was my client’s third hour on training stand-up fighting combinations for rhythm and flow. We are currently going back through all the 14 combinations and training them on virtual focus mitts. These exercises help develop and maintain timing that cannot be acquired through just training the combinations in a shadow boxing. This morning we worked through combinations eight to 10. Combination eight links opposite leg kicks together and finishes with a drawing technique onto a […]

Continue Reading

Counters in Muay Thai (diary entry)

knee (smaller)

07.10.19   Monday night saw the second hour of my client’s second Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training where we began our focus on countering techniques, tactics and strategies. This culminated in three technique-based rounds of pad-work looking at linear strikes, round strikes and clinching knee strikes.   We began with a warm-up of mirror footwork, one-for-one technique exchanges, agility ladders and agility cones. All these exercises are designed to improve mobility and agility specific to the combat sport. […]

Continue Reading

Kingham Kickers (diary entry)

Low striking whilist grappling

09.05.18   Today’s lesson at Kingham Hill School was supposed to address anti-grappling, but I decided to focus on a few striking fundamentals before moving onto this section of the training. We looked at developing power in the straight hand strike, revising pre-emption and recovery before moving onto kicks.   The class warmed up going through the basic postures and transitions off the ground, increasing intensity with each repetition. They then moved onto coaching one another on the focus mitts. […]

Continue Reading

45 Degree Round Kick (diary entry)

Gym1

30.12.15 The third lesson of my client’s second course in Muay Thai and Kickboxing for martial arts cross-training continued the same side striking theme and also looked at efficient countering to kicks as well as the 45 degree round kick. We warmed up, as we have generally been doing on this particular course, with a one-for-one exchange of kicks. We progressed with checking, blocking and evasions, moving up the body as the hips became looser. After some back combinations, we […]

Continue Reading