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Old 02-09-2017, 10:49 AM
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Bruce Lee stressed the important that when kicking in JKD, we use the maximum reach to hit the target. how do we do that actually? Does that mean during the sidekick when we hit the opponent we should be nearly fully extended?

How do you use max reach for the hook kick, sidekick, reverse hook?
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:01 PM
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Maximum reach possible - or that does not sacrifice efficiency of form (sound mechanics behind speed, balance, power, etc.) during training.

So that later, during a fight, a lot of that stands a way much higher chance of just taking care of itself.

"Fighting measure" measures, if you will.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:59 AM
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Side kick = 2 to 4 inch penetration with a snap at the knee.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:58 AM
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Side kick = 2 to 4 inch penetration with a snap at the knee.
thank you I'll keep that in mind!

what about the hook kick? I got a couple questions. is the hitting surface for the hook kick, do we attack with the instep, the toes, or that "one curved spot" above the instep?

for the hook kick, after pivoting, is the pivoting foot (left supporting foot) supposed to be planted or you could still be on ball of foot? I tend to still be on ball of foot if I'm kicking high

last thing im curious about is sometimes i do high head hook kicks but i noticed my leg isnt straight, it looks sort of bent. does that mean I'm doing it wrong? or it loses power?
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:53 AM
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hook kick contact depends on what shoes you are wearing.
You can still be on the ball of the foot sometimes - depends
Sometimes the leg will still be bent. It depends on how much penetration the kick has and what
kind of hook you are doing - snappy or heavey
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:10 PM
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hook kick contact depends on what shoes you are wearing.
You can still be on the ball of the foot sometimes - depends
Sometimes the leg will still be bent. It depends on how much penetration the kick has and what
kind of hook you are doing - snappy or heavy
what if I don't wear shoes and I'm sparring under UFC/thaiboxing rules? like in a competition setting where you would be bare foot? with normal tennis shoes I would use the instep or the spot inbetween the ankle and instep... if I'm using pointing boots, for sure a toe hook kick would be good... I think.. you think this sounds good?

what's the difference between snappy and heavy hook kick? I was under the impression that all hook kicks are somewhat snappy and heavy together?

so at full penetration, good to have legs straight?
at low/med penetration, leg should be bent?
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:27 AM
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Snappy kick is more like savate. Use ball of foot or instep with a snap like a whip. Best with shoes.
Heavy kick is more like Thai round kick. Use shin with follow through. Like a ball and chain.
Snappy power = snap
Heavy power = weight
Some kick can combine both.
Snappy has less penetration, less power, less preparation, faster recovery.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:29 PM
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Thank you Mr. Tackett, really appreciate the help. This helps me understand a lot more about kicking.

What do you think about throwing kicks if people enter our fighting measure? I noticed that in JKD, we can throw kicks when people enter our fighting measure. But there's almost like two types of fighting measures for kicking. There's the fighting measure for closer kicking where you don't need to step in/pendulum forward because you would jam yourself, hence it's more snappy and for closer distance. Then there's the second measure for more longer range kicks, like for an ABD type attack where someone enters your range just about enough for you to step in/pendulum forward and throw a sidekick or hook kick. What do you think about this personally?
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Play with them and see what works best for you.
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:07 PM
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While you generally want to reach maximum extension with your kicks, do not sacrifice reach for penetration, as that would render your kicks ineffective.
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