Mixed Martial Arts & Muay Thai Kickboxing : How to Catch a Kick in Kickboxing


Hi I’m Andrew Bridden on behalf of expertvillage.com
I’m here at the Arizona Center of Mixed Martial Arts here with Damon Sanchez to my right and
Freddy Luna on my left. We are all fighters here. The technique that we are demonstrating
right now is a defense against kicks which consist of grabbing the kick. Actually trying
to absorb it in your body before you get hit full force with it and then using that to
turn his attack to your advantage. So Freddy is throwing out the kick and Damon is catching
it. So that is how he is doing it is he is hooking under the leg so he has a good grip
on it so Freddy can’t pull it out. See that Freddy tries to get out and Damon keeps a
solid grip there. Now from here Freddy can’t really throw very effective offense because
he is off balance. His whole offense consist of being able to throw his hits into his movements
that is where his power comes from. So with only one leg he is severely limited as far
as the power he could throw in other attacks. So Damon has a couple of options from here
things that he could do to use it towards his advantage he catches and one depending
on the rules of the show would be to take down. So he sweeps out that leg and just takes
him down. Now when Freddy falls Freddy also trains in Jiu Jitsu so he knows how to fall
without injuring himself. That is a separate topic that we would cover. Another option
that Damon has is when he catches the kick he could follow with offense of his own which
would be punches knees, he could attack in standing leg, right there. He could elbow
the knee there, do damage to his body, and all the while he is protecting himself from
Freddy attacking him. So a lot of different capabilities Damon has once he got control
of that leg.

4 thoughts on “Mixed Martial Arts & Muay Thai Kickboxing : How to Catch a Kick in Kickboxing

  1. xD Try to grab it that way on of my TKD kicks 😉 and see if you dont end up braking a rip -.- seriously… be carafull… I tell you people dont grab that leg that way O.o is dangerous

  2. @H4RDY90 I think getting hit is unavoidable but the tradeoff is you got his leg which is a very advantageous positiob

  3. In karate we snap back our leg so that the kick cannot be caught and then fire it away again, it is effective for not being caught…but so is a muay thai kick to be honest if it breaks bones.
    all martial arts and styles have their uses.

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