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Post  FASD on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:32 am

In the midst of your standard street fight, using something as simple as a kick can really put your opponent off. Most untrained people are not expecting it, and usually do not know how to defend against it. Not only will it surprise your opponent, but often it will cause him to drop his guard. Kicks are generally more powerful than hand techniques but are also slower to perform.

Using kicks can be risky, as you are taking one foot off the ground which greatly compromises your balance. You can help to aid your balance when kicking by keeping the grounded leg bent and by only kicking below the waist when there is a definite opening . In general, the height of your knee will be where your kick lands. Although it is advised against using high kicks in a real fight, you should train to kick from the ground to as high as possible and everything in-between. This training will aid balance, accuracy, force etc. Also, you may never know when you might need to do such a move.



The Short Side Kick can be utilized in the same way as a feeler jab. It is similar to a Snap Kick but it also has the added advantage of being able to be used to the side. It is always done with your lead (front most) leg and can make contact with either the edge, flat or heel of your foot. With your rear leg bent for balance, your lead knee is brought up to the height you want to kick. Thrust the kick out quickly and then bring it back on the same path just as fast. Raise your heel slightly higher than your toes. Some good targets to go for are your opponents' knee, shin, or ankle.

An extremely versatile kick which can be used whether in combination or by itself, is the Shin Kick. If you have ever watched a kick-boxing match or MMA, then you have seen this before. It is the classic Muay-Thai kick, which is easy to execute, fast and very effective. It can be performed by either your lead or rear leg. Your rear will obviously have more power but the lead, as always, will be less telegraphed. Come in, twist and drop with a straight leg, like a baseball bat. Bring it through down on an angle. Donít bounce off the target, penetrate through it. Aim to hit your target with the lower part of your shin.

If doing a Shin Kick with your rear leg, step across you target and pivot on the ball of your foot as you strike. Your lead foot should twist to the outside to allow a cocking action. You then bring your rear leg up hip height and snap it on a downward angle (if attacking below the waist) through your target, twisting at the hips.

Shin kicks are best used when aimed towards your opponents' thigh, (where the bottoms of his finger tips would be), is ribs (although may be a bit high) or his knees. It is primarily a power blow and if you miss it may throw you off balance exposing your back to your opponent. To recover from this, just keep spinning raising your other leg in a check position whilst covering.
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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  Ade on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:00 am

FirstActionSelfDefensenet wrote:In the midst of your standard street fight, using something as simple as a kick can really put your opponent off.

...and that's were it started to lose credibility.

to recover from this, just keep spinning raising your other leg in a check position whilst covering.

...oh dear.


Constructively speaking,i see a lot of words but get no sense of understanding behind them.


(and that picture Laughing )
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Post  Jagunco on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:44 am

I tried three times to write something clever but its early so I'm just going to agree with Ade....

I don't often see old grannys in 'standard street fights' in fairness. What a bit of luck that he was standing in that rather funny position to put his nuts at just the right distance for her foot....
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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  tonyk on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:19 am

Jagunco wrote:I tried three times to write something clever but its early so I'm just going to agree with Ade....

I don't often see old grannys in 'standard street fights' in fairness. What a bit of luck that he was standing in that rather funny position to put his nuts at just the right distance for her foot....

Not many but there is one local to me who KO'd a guy with a right cross to the jaw.I saw her a week later and her hand was a right mess but this guy had a bust jaw and also broke his nose as he hit the ground face first. Laughing

Kicks are notoriously difficult to deliver,especially when you are scared,and I will be the first to admit that I have never got one to work in a real situation.

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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  Nick Hughes on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Oh dear...a troll...and such a poor first post.

Shin kicks would be where you kick the shin and a thigh kick would be where you kick the thigh wouldn't it? Otherwise a groin kick would be an instep kick and a front kick would be a ball of the foot kick.

Dire first post. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  Mr Nobody on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:39 pm

FirstActionSelfDefensenet wrote:In the midst of your standard street fight, using something as simple as a kick can really put your opponent off. Most untrained people are not expecting it, and usually do not know how to defend against it. Not only will it surprise your opponent, but often it will cause him to drop his guard. Kicks are generally more powerful than hand techniques but are also slower to perform.

Using kicks can be risky, as you are taking one foot off the ground which greatly compromises your balance. You can help to aid your balance when kicking by keeping the grounded leg bent and by only kicking below the waist when there is a definite opening . In general, the height of your knee will be where your kick lands. Although it is advised against using high kicks in a real fight, you should train to kick from the ground to as high as possible and everything in-between. This training will aid balance, accuracy, force etc. Also, you may never know when you might need to do such a move.



The Short Side Kick can be utilized in the same way as a feeler jab. It is similar to a Snap Kick but it also has the added advantage of being able to be used to the side. It is always done with your lead (front most) leg and can make contact with either the edge, flat or heel of your foot. With your rear leg bent for balance, your lead knee is brought up to the height you want to kick. Thrust the kick out quickly and then bring it back on the same path just as fast. Raise your heel slightly higher than your toes. Some good targets to go for are your opponents' knee, shin, or ankle.

An extremely versatile kick which can be used whether in combination or by itself, is the Shin Kick. If you have ever watched a kick-boxing match or MMA, then you have seen this before. It is the classic Muay-Thai kick, which is easy to execute, fast and very effective. It can be performed by either your lead or rear leg. Your rear will obviously have more power but the lead, as always, will be less telegraphed. Come in, twist and drop with a straight leg, like a baseball bat. Bring it through down on an angle. Donít bounce off the target, penetrate through it. Aim to hit your target with the lower part of your shin.

If doing a Shin Kick with your rear leg, step across you target and pivot on the ball of your foot as you strike. Your lead foot should twist to the outside to allow a cocking action. You then bring your rear leg up hip height and snap it on a downward angle (if attacking below the waist) through your target, twisting at the hips.

Shin kicks are best used when aimed towards your opponents' thigh, (where the bottoms of his finger tips would be), is ribs (although may be a bit high) or his knees. It is primarily a power blow and if you miss it may throw you off balance exposing your back to your opponent. To recover from this, just keep spinning raising your other leg in a check position whilst covering.

Where the hell did this crap come from?!?! The poster must think we are all idiots.

And where's their damn intro?!?!

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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  FASD on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:51 pm

Wow, what a response.

This is actually something I wrote about 10 years ago so its great to get honest opinions from the community.

I actually agree with most of your comments and thanks to your opinions I have taken this off my blog site. Obviously the picture is just something generic...

It is actually my aim to do this with a number of articles in order to learn from the community.

I probably should have put a little intro at the start explaining what I was trying to achieve. Sorry, Im new to forums.

Whats a troll?
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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  Chris on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:13 am

I'm waiting for the post where I learn how to do a "kill face" and "destroy the groin"
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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  tonyk on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:48 pm

FirstActionSelfDefensenet wrote:

I probably should have put a little intro at the start explaining what I was trying to achieve. Sorry, Im new to forums.

It does help as these sort of posts are often seen as advertising rather than discussion.




Whats a troll?

Its about 6ft 9" and practices karati.

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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  Mr Nobody on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:19 pm

FirstActionSelfDefensenet wrote:Wow, what a response.

This is actually something I wrote about 10 years ago so its great to get honest opinions from the community.

I actually agree with most of your comments and thanks to your opinions I have taken this off my blog site. Obviously the picture is just something generic...

It is actually my aim to do this with a number of articles in order to learn from the community.

I probably should have put a little intro at the start explaining what I was trying to achieve. Sorry, Im new to forums.

Whats a troll?

Mate, tell us about yourself, your background and what you do and join in the message board. The guys here aren't ego orientated, negative, arrogant or hateful and will converse, discuss and debate issues with you as they come up.

There a lot of self protection/defence/martial art experience here including those who have used their skills for real and I'm confident you will learn a thing or two....I always do. Smile
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Re: Shin Kick and Short Side Kick

Post  FASD on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:43 am

Mr Nobody wrote:
Mate, tell us about yourself, your background and what you do and join in the message board. The guys here aren't ego orientated, negative, arrogant or hateful and will converse, discuss and debate issues with you as they come up.

There a lot of self protection/defence/martial art experience here including those who have used their skills for real and I'm confident you will learn a thing or two....I always do. Smile

ok..

I have 2 passions, *Self Defense and travelling. My eventual dream is to combine them by developing several training camps in different parts of the world.

I've been into martial arts since probably about 1990-ish. earlier I guess if you count watching old school ninja and kung fu movies then fisting it up with my big brother. I started travelling in around 2003... just working my way around.. mainly in outdoor recreation but also just whatever I can pick up (currently teaching english in china). I try to visit home (Australia) every few years for a month or so.

*I say self defense because I believe that true self defense is much more than fighting. It is about self preservation on all levels ie survival, fitness, escape etc

Well thats about the short of it.. if you want to know anything else feel free to ask.. Smile
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Post  Socrates on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:03 am

Welcome to the site, mate. I used to teach English to Spanish businessmen. Tough job!

Anyway, you will like this site. Have a look at the guest Q&A sections. They are curated by instructors with lots of real-world experience.
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