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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:27 am    Post subject: Side-kick support leg rotation Reply with quote

I know that leg rotation comes up a lot; so forgive me.

I can kick with my right leg just fine - the support leg twists as it should. Unfortunately I am getting issues with the other leg; it feels like it's not twisting enough and it's causing me knee issues.

It's less of a problem when I kick low.

Whilst doing high leg swings as a warm-up in the gym I noticed that my right leg twists 90 degrees outward when swing my left leg in front. So now I suspect that something linking the legs is very tight and causing the issue.

Has anyone got any ideas as to what I should be stretching to try and overcome the problem? Obviously I can shell out for a professional opinion if it comes to it, but I thought I'd ask around before doing so.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First - stretch every day! If done properly, that can only help you with all of your martial arts training.

Second - I'd recommend exercising your kicks at home. Grab a chair, wall, or stair railing for balance and work on the motions slowly. Focus on the rotation.

*Lift and begin the rotation
*Extend the leg out while continuing the rotation
*Finish the extension at a comfortable level, and hold it for a couple seconds (increase the hold time as your strength improves)
*Rechamber the leg slowly, while returning your support foot to the normal position
*Repeat several times per session
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
First - stretch every day! If done properly, that can only help you with all of your martial arts training.

Second - I'd recommend exercising your kicks at home. Grab a chair, wall, or stair railing for balance and work on the motions slowly. Focus on the rotation.

*Lift and begin the rotation
*Extend the leg out while continuing the rotation
*Finish the extension at a comfortable level, and hold it for a couple seconds (increase the hold time as your strength improves)
*Rechamber the leg slowly, while returning your support foot to the normal position
*Repeat several times per session

Solid post!!

Only thing I'd add to singularity6 excellent post is to make sure that you DO NOT sacrifice form and posture whatsoever. If you notice that you are sacrificing form and posture, then you might becoming fatigued, and if so, well, take a break.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Ah yes! Posture is important!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre-pivot.

What I mean is, instead of twisting the support foot as you kick, turn your support foot to the position you want it to be in prior to executing the kick.

For example, if I do a right leg side kick, then I point my left foot with the heel towards the target before chambering the leg and kicking. This helps to ensure I'm in the proper position, and saves the knee a little bit of stress.
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