Side kick training | hip and leg strength for kicks - resistance bands

Uploaded by myosource on 17.03.2010

Speaker 1: Next exercise, doing a sidekick. We have a standard sidekick to where you're
just putting your leg up and quick thrust. Next you have we call a power kick or power
thrust. This is where I'm going to step across and turn my head a little bit more now I'm
in that position. That's a power thrust. Next, we have a skipping sidekick. Now that's a
little bit quicker sidekick. Right here we're going to skip up and kick. Now all drills
can be used in a sparing situation and I'm going to demonstrate that.
Now when we do the sidekick, there's really three basic strategies you want to do in a
sidekick. You have what we call the quick sidekick as we demonstrated earlier where
you just kick your leg up and kick. That's usually used for somebody trying to jam you
or gouge really, really close, so this is going to help you get that knee up fast, get
that guy away from you before he's able to jam you and punch you. This'll be the first
one. Right here, let me move on the other side so we can see this a bit better. When
you do a regular scoring sidekick, you're in a position here. A lot of times a guy will
try to jam you or come in close. Now the number one sidekick or the one where you're just
trying to get your knee up, the guy comes in, the knee comes up fast. When that knee
comes up fast, this is just going to develop; these bands will develop that knee to get
it in there and I'm able to drop that person back.
He comes in... and that's where that knee can come up quick enough to stop him from
coming in. That's that number one sidekick. Once the knee comes in, I'm able to pop him
and what this is going to do, these Kinetic Bands is going to teach that knee to get up
really, really, really fast. That's for what we call a jam and also if that person is still
comes in and you're able to pull your knee back, what's going to happen is it's going
to give you more flexibility, so my knee can come back further and I can do more of a back
thrust. That's the number one position. Next, one is what I call a Power, now on a
Power, right here, is you've got a pretty tough guy and he's pretty solid, so what I
want to do is generate more power. When you're working on these connect bands, what's going
to happen is its going to teach you to turn that hip a little faster. Right here what
I'm going to do is I'm going to cross behind which is going to generate a lot more power,
so right here I'm going to cross behind... and so I'm going to generate a lot more thrust,
a lot more momentum. One more time, right here I'm going to cross behind and then thrust.
That right there is more of your power sidekick. The next one is what we call a quick sidekick
or one where I'm trying to cover a bit more distance. Now with the Kinetic Bands, what
I want to do here, is going to teach your feet to move a little faster, so when I skip,
I can get that knee up a lot faster and I can flip the foot a lot faster. It's a lot
faster and also I can cover a lot more distance. I'm out here if I do just a regular one of
course, no. I don't a regular cross-behind; I'm not going to get him. I'm going to have
to do a skip; Moving from right here into a skip.
Now I'm able to jump a little faster and also cover a lot more distance. We're tapping right
here, skip; maybe we're covering a lot more distance. That's going to give me a lot more
stride, so three basic sidekicks, using Kinetic Bands, will help you get faster, also bring
the knee up, back, more, more flexibility, give you more strategies.
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Duration: 3 minutes and 31 seconds