GRAB & CONTROL THEIR KICKS

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HOW TO CATCH A KICK & SWEEP Martial arts is about control. One of the best forms of control in striking is when you’ve caught a leg. When you’ve caught your opponent’s leg, they cease to be a threat. Because you have their leg, their movement is inhibited. Because they’re standing on one leg, their balance is compromised. Because their balance is compromised, they cannot generate power. How often do you see a fight¬†where someone …

STRATEGIES For Head Kick KOs

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HOW TO: HIGHLIGHT REEL HIGH KICKS High kicks. The golden technique of martial arts and, in many ways, the mark of a good martial artist. No one just throws a high kick; only people who dedicate their life to martial arts or ballet are able to get their leg that high that easily. Be it Jean Claude Van Damme or Saenchai, everyone who throws a high kick has spent years mastering it. You need great …

BREAK Bullies’ Pushes & Chokes

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BEAT THE BULLIES WITHOUT HURTING THEM Everyone who is trained in Muay Thai should be able to defend themselves against a bully or unarmed assailant of some kind. You can put them in the clinch and blast them to smithereens, or you can leg kick them into oblivion. But let’s say that you don’t want to do that. Maybe you’re not in the mood for leg kicking or clinching. You just want to put space …

HEAD Kick KO Setup

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High-Percentage Combination Leads To Head Kick KO Everyone dreams of landing a head kick KO. It is the ultimate highlight reel finish. However, this dream is elusive, mostly because so are your opponents. But it need not be this way. The key to the below Evolve MMA technique is balance. We’re going to take this a step further, examining how your opponent’s and your balance play into this KO technique. Awesome Head Kick KO Setup …

SOUTHPAW Head Kicks How-To

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Use These Techniques to Land Head Kicks at Will The head kick is the slam dunk of combat sports. While it is not uncommon to see many slam dunks in a basketball game, it is rare to see even a single head kick KO on an entire fight card. In short, they’re tough to land. Sure, it’s hard to raise your foot and smack it against someone’s skull; some people could tear their groin apart …