- Apr 8, 2018
- Reaction score
I have been trying to do this kick for a while now. Up until a month or so ago, I had been spending a lot of effort on mastering the normal roundhouse kick. I would practice my right leg's kick, with the right leg at the front and back of my stance, and also did the same with my left leg. I used to have the same problem with the normal roundhouse kick but eventually it went away and I progressed. I know different people have different names for each kick so I will link a video just here so you know which kick I am talking about.
I can now comfortably do a normal roundhouse kick to my head height with both legs, regardless of where they are positioned. However, whenever I try to do the kick shown in the video, I get a pain on the side of my hip - it feels like muscle pain rather than something to do with the bones. It's almost as if I somehow can't turn my hip enough to turn it into the intended kick, and when I force it, I get the pain. I can do a normal Jump 360 Inside Crescent kick, but the pain comes when I try to twist the kicking foot into the motion that allows contact with my shin and my target. I used to have this pain whenever I tried to execute a normal roundhouse kick but that went away a long time ago. I try to stretch daily, twice a day, morning and evening, and these stretches include several exercises for opening up my hips such as the frog split. What can I do? Has anyone ever encountered this issue before, and if so, how did you get past it?