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How to Kick | UFC Training

How to Kick | UFC Training


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New
York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters
that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat,
you can contact us at thewat.com. Today we’re gonna be talking about the UFC. Kicking and leg kicks, using your legs for
legs strikes and things, it’s a big part of your arsenal. You want to be able to utilize your limbs. And your legs are a little bit longer than
your arms. As a boxer you’ve got this reach. As a kicking, using your legs, you’ve got
a lot longer of a reach. As I’m doing the kick I’m going to start rotating
my heel on my left leg. And then I’m going to slightly lean back so
that my hip starts coming into play with the technique. And then, another part of it that sometimes
people miss out, I’m gonna to use my arm. My left arm with my right kick. My left arm starts to rotate, and as that
pulls my shoulder back, that generates a little bit more power into my kick. What I’m hitting with, is my shin. I’m still trying to hit with my shin. Be it a low kick, a middle kick, or a high
kick, I’m always trying to hit with my shin. The first thing I’m gonna do is I’m gonna
start turning my left leg. And I’m gonna come up onto my toe, and as
that leg turns, my body has to follow. As my body starts to follow, I’m gonna start
pushing my left shoulder back and my left arm starts to drop slightly. And it’s gonna make a circle, like this, and
come back to my face. Remember, I’ve gotta maintain covering myself. I want my heel to be facing Nicholas by the
time I hit him. So, leg first, then the arm, shoulder’s gonna
start moving back, and then the last part of it is my hip. It’s gonna come around into that leg. Here, and hit, and into the leg. Now, then, I want to bring this back exactly
the same way it went in. Back here again. This pivots in, this comes back. I broke this one into paragraphs since it’s
a bit long.

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39 thoughts on “How to Kick | UFC Training

  1. You can keep your right arm slightly up to guard on your right side. I'd be more worried about a cross or a flying punch than a hook though, since a hook is a closer range punch, if you're in kicking range you're probably outside of your opponent's hook range.

  2. I was privileged with the chance to work one on one with Kru Phil and I can tell you there is no one in the world like the man. He is a legend to the Thai boxing community.

  3. What makes a Martial Art,is the INNER energy,NO out movements to company the strike required at all!!!. These are just gimnastic(sport strikes

  4. Speed creates power. Step only if the situation warrants you to step, but I understand your point of view. Train hard!

  5. lol I trained with Phil the reason he drops his hands is because the distance at which he throws a kick is much too far for any boxing counter. Especially a hook.

  6. Hey Phil, good to see your doing so well.
    Got a photo of us, back in the day. You came down to sunny Wales to train with Master Sken and Sandy. We were the Kung Fu guys – I partnered you for the day, we were both soooo fit then lol
    And we both had hair – love to send you the photo.
    Regards
    D

  7. Your name is not Kru Phil. Your name is Phil and Kru is your title among your boxers. You aren't Kru to the girl in the supermarket or the man on the subway.

  8. Don't diss this man 😡I was his 1st British champ an he dedicated 3 full camps with me which led me to winning the belt an without him I wouldn't of done it 👊🏼full respect to the man an he's a MACHINE

  9. Hear me out…. some kids watch this stuff to beat up other kids in school. I am disgusted by it and saw a kid watching this myself. next day at lunch time he got into a fight and tried to use this kick technique. I was disgusted and straight away started yelling at him calling him a bitch and saying "your a fucking loser use that shit in self defense".. And he started the fight by grabbing this year 7 in a headlock and punching him

  10. Do they speak english in wat? I dare i double dare you motherfucka say wat one more god damn time "samual jackson"

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