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faijaii

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why doesn't anyone use a lot of switch kicks? is it telegraphed?
 

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There is a time and place for them. When set up properly they can be effective. To just switch kick for the sake of it is not a good tactic unless it is being use as a setup for something else.
 
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faijaii

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would it be bertter to just throw a regular lead leg kick to the body? or is a switch kick better for that? (in most cases)
 

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would it be bertter to just throw a regular lead leg kick to the body? or is a switch kick better for that? (in most cases)
It depends on the situation. There isn't a set moment where you should use either; only when it feels right. Don't overcomplicated your approach by using a switch kick, when a normal kick will do the exact same job, but faster.
 
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faijaii

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i think my switch kick is faster than my lead kick.. or am i imagining this? lol. its weird i tried it out.
 

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MT is bad at footwork
It’s best to do a little boxing or you will never have foot work
 

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I use switch kicks to sweep people with the right low kick. Basically, you switch, through a light low kick with the left, do it again after a bit and make sure they check it. The third time they do it, smash into that inner thigh with the right leg with lightning speed.
 
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