Side Kick Analysis (part 4)

Kicking Leg Analysis:

If the side kick is properly chambered and properly extended, it should not look like this.
Perhaps, the toes would be down but they would
not be up.
You would not get a lateral or external rotation of the hip that looks like this.
So, while we didn’t see how this side kick was extended or executed, it looks like there was a fault to begin with.
This kick looks like a picture kick or a picture posen.
This means that the person is trying to get the side kick to a specific height once it’s extended.
Once again most likely, it is not extended properly but if it was and it is too low, the person that is trying to get the leg up high so it looks cool and then the technique demonstrated becomes completely off.
So, why are the toes pointing up? Well in a lot of movements such as dance, when the leg is bought up to the side or abducted, there is external rotation.
But in this side kick, there is internal rotation.
Unless a person is trained for that, so do the muscles that do the internal rotation in this position are not strong enough, to hold the kick at appropriate height.
The muscles in this case are:
Tensor Facial Lata:
Gluteus Medius:
Gluteus Minimus:
Gluteus Maximus (upper part):
If a kick is demonstrated the way it is demonstrated now with that lateral rotation of the hip, there is quite a bit of an engagement from.
The Sartorius Muscle:
Let’s try something. Abduct your leg or bring your leg out to the side. Place your fingers on your hip & then turn the leg out. You will see that the muscles that are working are changing.
In other words, it’s not the same muscle that hold the leg up when it’s turned out & that hold the leg up when it’s turned in.
f you are not trained for internal rotation and you are trained for external rotation instead or you are not trained to hold the leg out to the side at all, those muscles are not strong enough and there
will be compensations.
One of them is, if you are trying to lift the leg higher then what you can do is to turn it out.
Analysis of the Core:
If the leg is turned in, you can’t abduct too much without moving the pelvis.
However, if you turn the leg out, you can bring it higher.
So, if someone has issues with strength and flexibility in their core, they can’t flex to the side because when one hip rises above the other, you are flexing your spine to the side to compensate, otherwise your body will fall away from the kick.
If there is no ability to move the spine or flex it to the side, well that can be another reason why someone is trying to rotate the leg out.

Supporting Leg Analysis:

If there is no ability to move the spine or flex it to the side, well that can be another reason why someone is trying to rotate the leg out.
If you go very high, you will need a complete turnout.
In this analysis, we didn’t go too deep into anatomy and kinesiology as we did in previous three analysis.
I recommend you to take a look at those three analysis videos and their articles. You will learn quite a lot more about side kick & different mistakes people make based on strength and weaknesses they
have.
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" Side Kick Analysis Part 1" 
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" Side Kick Analysis Part 2" 
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" Side Kick Analysis Part 3" 

SIDE KICK COMPLETE BUNDLE

On the street or in the ring, it can stop the opponent cold. How come it’s only rarely used to it’s full effectiveness. A large part of the equation to utilize the kick fully, is found in the set up. The more powerful the kick (or punch), the more shifting of mass is needed.

This means longer trajectory. For this reason, it is easier to detect. Thus making it less effective. Very few fighters can keep scoring with a side kick outright. Just like very few fighters can keep throwing a straight right and landing each time.Power shots require a set up.

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Side Kick Height Development
Technical Kicking Leg Development
Trunk Flexibility and Strength Development
Side Kick Power Development
Side Kick Speed Development
Side Kick Precision & Accuracy
Flying Side Kick

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Side Kick Height Development

Kicking height of the side line kicks, depends on the flexibility of the supporting leg or standing leg. In order to throw a high kick, the kicking side of the pelvis must tilt up. If the pelvic does not tilt, the kicking hip abduct no more than 45 degrees.

Side Kick: Technical Kicking Leg Development

Ideally developing the kicking leg should take place even before a single kick is thrown. However that’s not possible for most people. Everyone who lands on this page, has already thrown kicks.

Side Kick and Side Line Kicks: Trunk Flexibility and Strength Development for Optimum Kicks Development

If your torso is strong and flexible the kick is hard to see when it’s coming. If the trunk is stiff and weak, it will drop before the kick is initiated. It can be seen a mile away.

Thus is takes less effort to throw a kick when the torso does not have to make a trip to the corner store and back every time the leg comes up. Yes, it’s that important and that’s why we made a program for it.

Side Kick Power Development

Side Kick have been developed for power. It’s advantage is full mass acceleration, in direct like with the impact. Joint effort of the strongest muscle groups in the body. No weak link to give or buckle upon impact. All these factors compound a biomechanically advantageous “go to” weapon, when raw power is called for.


With power comes responsibility. I am not talking about “driving the person you kicked to the hospital” type responsibility. But responsibility to your own self. To your own body. The impact of the kick is severe and stress on joints accumulates over time. In order to strive under that stress the body must be properly conditioned to handle that impact.

Side Kick: Speed Development

Why “safe progression”? When it comes to speed training chances of injuries is very high. This does not apply only to side kick of course. Slowing the kick down is the moment when injuries happen. Every fast kick needs to be decelerated. (you are not throwing a rock or a ball, but your foot) So you need to pull the kick back. The faster you kick, the harder you need to pull it back. In case of the side kick the hip flexors and adductors do most of that “pulling back”.

Side Kick: Precision and Accuracy

Side kick is the kick known for it’s power. Side kick is also the least accurate kick of all kicks. Muscles used in the kick are large and powerful. Regulation of these muscles is called gross motor control. The opposite of GMC is fine motor control. The example of FMC is writing with a pen. Fine motor control is what is needed for accuracy. The two types of control rarely naturally co-exist. They are brought together through specialized training.

Flying Side Kick

This program shows a safe flying side kick progression and develops the height of the kick. The capacity to jump high while performing this kick is found in a proper takeoff. However, to do the kick safely multiple times, the landing is of greatest importance.
How high is their upper body during side line kicks?
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Adductors are four muscles whose primary role is hip adduction. Adduction is pulling the limb toward the mid-line of the body.

Additionally some texts list Pectineus as an adductor. There are a number of other muscles that also adduct the leg. Most of those muscles are external rotators of the hip. Since most applications of abduction have a superimposed lateral rotation, additional adductors do not restrict abduction or horizontal abduction. The exception are medial hamstrings, which are internal rotators of the hip.
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6- Power Development
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