Technical tips to prevent injuring your foot throwing your low kick!

The Muay Thai round kick is one most powerful kicks in martial arts. To avoid smashing your foot to smithereens when throwing your low kick, you must master range, kicking foot position, and tactical set up.

Check out the full video for in-depth thoughts on getting these aspects of your low kick right.

by Don Heatrick

Here are the key points from this week’s video resource…

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:36 – Ideal fighting range to throw a low kick
  • 01:14 – Using the arms well
  • 03:03 – Obscuring view
  • 04:03 – Kicking foot position
  • 06:26 – Drilling the correct kicking range
  • 07:42 – Foot impact conditioning?
  • 08:20 – The brain learns to judge distance better
  • 09:02 – Your foot isn’t able to withstand delivering a powerful low kick
  • 09:35 – Punchbag training summary

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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