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  1. Hello ! I discovered 8limbs.us quite recently and I find it amazing ! Thanks for all the good videos ! After watching the floating block, I decided to try it myself in order to improve my (still imperfect) kicks. So here is my question : after training, I recorded two very short videos at home and since I don't see what's still wrong with my kicks, but I know they are not perfect yet, I though I could ask here :sweat: I'm interested in every details : arms position, legs position, hips rotation, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDJGbSZi9bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R52m7cZ8IJY I know the quality of the vid isn't perfect, but I didn't dare to record at the gym... Thanks ! :thanks:
  2. I'm having a hard time getting the roundhouse kick correctly when shadow boxing. Usually it ends up with me just lifting my leg to initiate the motion for reaction time training but looking nothing like a kick, or its raised at the knee and recoils back instead of completing the kick. It feels to me like the issue is that I have hard time balancing. The constant recoiling back at the 90 degree mark from the front is putting a lot of strain on my knees and I'd love some recommendations. If anyone has a mental analogy they used to get the roundhouse shadow working for them, would love to hear it.
  3. We were practising kicks the other day and my trainer said something among the lines: "If you step outside/pivot on your standing foot enough there's no need to lower/straighten the kicking leg arm, it's better to keep your guard up when kicking than risking a counterhit". What is your kicking leg hand/arm position in kicks? Does it changes with different kicks? Have you noticed different outcomes with different positions?
  4. I had my first interclub fight on Saturday (I'm hopefully going to write more about that at the weekend!), and I got a really hard kick to the ribs. I am still in quite a lot of pain, although I don't think they are broken..... So, I'm assuming this is a pretty standard injury (until you get better at blocking) so I'm after some tips/advice about how to deal with it. I'm keen to get this right as I fly out to Thailand in 2 weeks and really want it to be better by then!
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