Teep Push Front Kick Stronger Kick Using Supporting Leg Training

Many people have asked how to develop the power in a push front kick. Push kick is usually a defensive weapon. However properly adjusted it can be used to attack and/or set up other techniques. If used without acceleration, and especially to stop the incoming attack, it relies on "grounding". This means the supporting leg must be in good position to push off the ground and into the target. Unfortunately this is a weak link in the chain. I use a very simple training technique to develop power, stability and grounding in the push front kick. Later this transfers to power of the kick.

An inflatable ball is placed on a chair or appropriate object to be at abdominal height. The kicking leg pushes into the ball. Most people will notice at first that they can't push the ball in. With a little bit of adjusting, the position is found. Even the strongest fighters, had supporting leg SORE the next day. Even after few sets of doing this exercise. However the kick became more effortless and stronger. 

This program develops the power of a push front kick.

Here is the full description of the program.

push front kick is a linear kick. It’s different from a circular basic front kick. The kick has several usages.

  1. To push off balance. With proper weight behind the kick, it can easily throw the opponent back.
  2. To check distance. Push front kick is often used to adjust and keep the desired distance between you and your opponent.
  3. As stopping kick. This is a defensive use of a kick. The kick stops a charging opponent.
  4. Finally as power kick. Power kick is designed to do damage. To use this kick for power, thrust is the key.

Just like the side kickFront Push Kick is adjusted to it’s mechanical purpose.

To Push or to Penetrate.

Does the mass continue moving after contact? This is a push mechanism.    Or  Does the mass stops abruptly and all the momentum is transferred into the kicking leg? This is a penetration mechanism.

Regardless of what you want out of the kick, the training components are the same.

In this program we first address the conditioning. Small targeted group of exercise prepares the body for impact.

Why conditioning and not just kicking, right away?

Think about it. You will learn how to accelerate you mass. If your generate great pressure into the target the stationary target will resist. Between those two forces something in your body may give. If your body it’s not prepared, it will be your joints and muscles. They need to be strong enough to withstand the impact.

Thus proper conditioning is needed. Next the focus shifts to the supporting leg. We don’t float, but rather stand. The power comes from the floor. Supporting leg needs to be prepared to send the force up the chain. At the same time to absorb, in case the kick is used defensively.

The whole program is very straight to the point. Each exercise is selected to do it’s part in maximum power development.

Do you need this program?

Is your push front kick strong enough to do what you need it to do? If so, you don’t need this program. If your kick is not as strong as you want it to be. You need the program! 

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