I wanted to write this article and make a short video to give some details about the knee lift in the kicks front and side.
I had a lot of reactions to this and that is why I wanted to explain myself.
First of all, if I insisted on this, it was so that you were well aware of the tilt of the hip.
In fact in one or other of these kicksWithout a hip rocker, you can not transmit energy from the body to the feet and in addition you are locked mechanically.
But very often one teaches Mae Geri and Yoko Geri, as follows: lift the knee, stretch the leg, bring back and ask, and we forget to talk about the work of the pond, which is essential in kicking.
The knee lift is done almost simultaneously, with actually a little time in advance. Indeed, your foot should no longer be in contact with the ground when you "let go" your hip.
However, I put a little flat because you can actually lift the knee before the rocker hip, but not in any way.
For Mae GeriYou can raise the knee before tilting the hip, but not too high.
Indeed if you are looking to lift your knee high, you will necessarily have to tilt your hip (retroversion of the pelvis), and if your pelvis is already retroverted at the moment when you "let go energy" for the Mae Geri, you do not will no longer be able to use this rocker and you will do at most a movement of pumping with your thigh.
All the energy of the body will be lost.
For Yoko GeriI persist in the fact that one must not raise one's knee before, or rather one must not lift one's foot in front. The knee can certainly rise in front of you but keeping the foot under, against the other leg. The foot does not go forward, it must imperatively remain in the lateral plane.
to summarizein each of these kicksyou have a slight preparation time where your body weight passes entirely on the support leg, and where you begin to lift the knee, but this movement is almost immediately followed by the hip rocker that is transmitted by the thigh at the knee and that induces a swinging motion of the leg around the knee.
I think I do not express myself very well. Sorry. I hope you will understand better in picture
For that, I find you immediately on the video !!!
I hope I have not confused you too much.
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And do not forget your stretches : )
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