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I've been in Thailand for almost one year, and have hard time landing the kick past their blocks. 1 Distance when your opponent moves backward. 2 using timing to land the kick at the right moment. 3 being in sabai state helps a bit to gain speed to land my kicks. Any chance you can give me your thoughts on these 3?. And with other femu fighters you take privates with of their thoughts?.

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Hi Timothy,

Landing the kick is tricky to answer because there are so many elements involved. I assume you just want to land on the body, becuase you can throw that kick and land it on the shoulders (biceps, really) and still score. But if the block is getting there too quickly, it means you're telegraphing or kicking too slowly. If you're telegraphing, it means you should add more rhythm to your in-between states, when you're not striking, in order to hide your strikes. So, add fakes or figure out how to throw that kick as you're rocking in your natural rhythm to kind of hide it. If it's just too slow then you might benefit from practicing repeated kicks - like 3 at a time - in order to speed it up.

Another possible thing to help is making sure you step outside your opponent's stance with your lead foot before kicking. That way you're kind of kicking at an angle into the front of their belly, rather than just strictly to their side (ribs). It's harder to block kicks that are coming kind of from the front.

I've been in Thailand for almost one year, and have hard time landing the kick past their blocks. 1 Distance when your opponent moves backward. 2 using timing to land the kick at the right moment. 3 being in sabai state helps a bit to gain speed to land my kicks. Any chance you can give me your thoughts on these 3?. And with other femu fighters you take privates with of their thoughts?.

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