Thursday, June 26, 2008

A switch kick

On Monday I went along to Rannoch Donald's Combat Ready Class and really enjoyed it. It was great to train with other people and be pushed through a hard bodyweight workout. Hindu pushups, squats, lunges, bunny hops etc

At the end of the class there was a few minutes of punching and kicking against pads held by other member of the class. Very hard work. We've probably all messed around trying to punch like a boxer before, but the idea of a proper kick was new to me. The particular kick used was the Switch Kick, quickly shuffling your stance to bring your lead leg back and allow a powerful strike.

I had a search round youtube to try to find out a bit more about the technique:

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