How do I combo to land a muay thai kick?

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  1. ZockerSWAT

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    What combination do I use to land a round kick to the chest in muay thai?
    Today my Training was sadly canceld because technicians were fixing something,
    but tomorrow I gonna go train again.
    Because I need to use the bus to get to the Muay Thai Gym, I have about an hour of
    free training before we start the lesson with the others.
    There are multiple punching bags so I thought I could try to learn a combination to land a kick.
    I know using a single kick without anything added is easily blocked / dodgeable , but I dont know
    what I use before I use my kick. Many people told me just to kick the bag and I get more flexible as well.
    I wanna try to use body kicks / low kicks with combinations and in a few weeks I gonna try high kicks
    on the bags as well. I want to go into a tournament, but if I want to do that, I need to use the
    free training time, that I am given,... instead of just sitting and waiting an hour till the lesson starts.
     
  2. Martial D

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    I find round kicks flow most naturally off the 2. Rear round if he is retreating or circling towards your back hand, or front round if he is advancing or circling towards your lead hand.

    That's just me though, there are many setups for it.
     
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    Would a simple one two round kick be enough? Or do I need more than a one two? Just the most basic setups you can think of. I am not training for more than a week so I dont excpect myself doing anything advanced yet
     
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    Yes. 1,2,9 and 1,2,10 are both very common and effective.
     
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    If you're still new, it might be better just to practice your kicks, and experiment with combinations. It'll do more for you if you can actually feel what strikes flow into each other and what don't, and once you learn that knowledge you'll never have the chance to experiment with a fully open mind again.
     
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    Ok now, what is a 1,2,9 and a 1,2,10.
    I am in a group of people who are doibg muay thai for a month at least and I am trying to catch up. I joinded yesterday. My partners told me, that my punches where good, but I cant practice a kick against my partner. Dont have much control. So can you explain those numbers for me?
     
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    I dont know much to be honest. Like I said, I joined yesterday. I can do uppercuts, Jabs, Cross', low kicks, round kick to the torso.
    I had to learn that in a day. And it would be helpful if you guys could try to give me one or two combination(s), and i could record them and show it to you guys and get some feedback. I think I need to know theese basic moves before I can do anything.

    I dont really get the "flow" part yet. But maybe if I can do some basic combinations, I could develop my own or experiment like you suggested. And I am interested to experiment with combinations, I just need a little push.
     
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    Then you don't really need to be asking these questions and honestly any answer we give may not be any use to you. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses no 2 people have the same favourite moves. You've got to learn it yourself through hard work and practice. There's no quick fix
     
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    You don't need to catch up its not a race
     
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    1 would mean a jab, 2 would mean a cross. I’m not used to using numbers for kicks, but in this context I think he’s using 9 for a left round kick and 10 for a right round kick.
     
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    There is no reason to be in a hurry. You literally just started. Yesterday.

    Do what your instructors tell you and show you. You are not ready for any of what you are asking about here on the internet. You need to focus on your basics until they are strong and fluid. Your instructors will guide you as you become ready for more.
     
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    Its not a race, but I need to catch up. We are doing partner work and my partner may not be able to grow if his partner is a newbie.
    I am not saying catch up to be the best, I am saying catch up so everyone can grow.
     
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    I am already doing some kind of combination with a partner. All I basicly asked was just for the names. Because most of the numbers dont mean anyrhing in my eyes. I just see what everyone else does and tag along.
    But I wanna knoe what I am actually doing
     
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    There is no such combo. If you're doing the same combo, you might as well just throw a single kick. Because you're every bit as predictable, and it's every bit as easy to dodge/block. And even easier to interrupt, create a lovely opening, and give you a smack.
     
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    1,2,9 and 1,2,10 are jab cross front round kick and jab cross rear round kick, respectively. The number system for strikes is super common in Mui Thai and MMA. You'll get used to it.
     
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    Hmm.. Then it seems like ´what I did was a 1,2,10.
    I havent done much front leg kicking. If any
     
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    That's pretty normal. Pretty soon those basic combos will be as easy and natural as walking to the mailbox.

    All the best in your training.
     
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    Good questions to ask your instructor.
     
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    In Dutch style the Jab-Rear Straight-Rear chopping kick to the upper leg is very popular.
    We do a lot of 4 count drills:
    Front leg kick-Rear Straight-Hook-Rear leg kick
    Rear leg kick-Hook-Straight-Front leg kick (can be a switch kick)
    Jab-Rear Straight-Front leg kick-Rear leg kick
    Rear Straight-Hook-Rear leg kick-Front leg kick
    Jab-Rear Leg kick-Hook-Rear leg kick
    Jab-Rear leg kick-Hook-Front leg kick
    Jab-Rear leg kick- Rear leg kick-Hook
    Jab-Rear Straight-Front leg kick-Rear leg kick
    Jab-Rear Straight-Rear leg kick-Rear leg kick
    Jab-Rear Straight-Front leg kick-Front leg kick
    and so on.
    We don't use the numbers for our strikes except for beginners. We use code names for the combinations.
     
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    The logic is distracting and/or confusing your opponent, and opening his guard.

    If you want to kick the body, you need to make him rise his arms and you need to nullify his vision. So, any punch to the face would help for body and low kicks. Mix low and high, left and right, short and long distance...

    But, if you are just starting don’t worry about repeating single kicks, as long as you kick properly. One small step at a time. I think is good practice to learn each bit separately before starting mixing them.123
     
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