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Heavy Bag Training Routine – Better Kicking for Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate and Taekwondo

Heavy Bag Training Routine – Better Kicking for Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate and Taekwondo


Hey guys what’s up? you’ll be happy to hear
that now my surgery has been a complete success you’re going to have a ton more of these training
drills. I’m going to try and keep them coming to you every single week. So if you have any
particular skills that you want to work on let me know, the place to do it is in the
comments below. Now today I want you to pay attention to my footwork. I’m going to be
using a front kick, or a push kick to set up a rear leg roundhouse kick. I want you
to do this on both sides, orthodox and southpaw. But regardless of which leg you start with,
lead or rear, pull the front kick back. So you’re in position to launch into a nice roundhouse
kick. Ok, now use the swing of the bag, front kick sets it up, launch yourself into the
roundhouse kick on the way back. It should look a little bit like this. When you throw
the rear leg, draw it all the way back and time the bag. When you throw the front leg,
make sure you draw it all the way back, essentially changing stance so you can throw a rear leg
roundhouse kick. Just practice this a few times either side and don’t worry about chaining
left side and right side together. Just throw your push kick and follow with your roundhouse.
Now when you feel a bit more comfortable, this is when we’re going to start chaining
it together. Watch the footwork here. See how I’m timing the bag, you know I’m moving
in or moving back as I need to, just make those micro adjustments. Switch it round.
Rear leg front kick, rear leg roundhouse kick, front leg front kick, rear leg roundhouse
kick, switch stance. See how it becomes a flow drill? Enjoy the rest of the video, get
the footwork down and as you increase your confidence increase your speed. Don’t go fast
at first, go slow at first. Trust me slow is actually faster at first. Enjoy! If you’ve
got any comments or questions, you can leave them below. Peace.

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5 thoughts on “Heavy Bag Training Routine – Better Kicking for Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate and Taekwondo

  1. Hi Lee, I'm very glad your shoulder has healed and I love the drills. Have you any advice on holding pads? I keep hurting my shoulders when doing this.

  2. What does going barefoot throughout the day such as barefoot running and barefoot walking benefit when it comes to fighting especially striking? Does it make standup striking more better or what?

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