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Designed to be elementary and transparent, it is a complete guide on kick boxing. It seeks to provide an explanation for every little thing a kick boxer must understand to enhance complex talents within the activity.

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Fig. 66) 2) As his foot passes by, snap your foot back and follow his sweeping foot until you connect with it. (Fig. 67) 3) Now with as much hip movement as you can, sweep his attacking foot and down him. (Fig. 68) Again, timing is crucial, but the single most important detail is not withdrawing the knee as you take your foot out of the path of his sweep. With practice, this is a superb technique that is rarely used and hard to read. Work it until it is second nature. Fig. 66 56 Sweeping Fig. 67 Fig.

31) 3) Throw a rear leg sweep to his leading leg. (Fig. 32) 4) Jump and throw a jumping roundhouse kick to his face. (Fig. 33) The aim of the sweep is to dislodge your opponent’s front foot and pin his weight so that he is off-balance and vulnerable to the jumping roundhouse. The loss of balance also prevents him launching a counter. 34 Fig. 30 Jumping Kicks Fig. 31 Fig. 32 Fig. 33 35 Advanced Kick Boxing Jumping Spinning Heel Kick This kick generates so much power that it can rip right through any but the strongest of guards.

Timing lies at the root of good sweeping. You should sweep before his weight has come to rest as his foot lands following a kick or a step. Anticipation married to fast reactions will enable you to sweep with confidence and disrupt your opponent’s preparations. This is of particular importance when confronting a heavy puncher who wants to close and deliver crippling body punches and strong hooks to the head, or a heavy kicker who does not follow on with hands after throwing a shot. There should be strong commitment of the body behind a sweep and plenty of follow-through with the leg.

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