- It's used to quickly deliver a muay thai round kick from a distance, covering the distance with a lateral drive.
- You still have to turn your hips over and pivot - but the pivoting takes place during the drive.
- Lean forward - keeps the momentum driving
- Kick through your target
- Drive down kicks hurt a lot more than standard round kicks, I speak from experience.
- It's slower than a standard muay thai round kick
- You have to lift your leg higher - the strike lands downward on the target.
- The movement of the kick takes the form of an arc.
- Rotate the hips in a downward diagonal motion
- When thrown against the front of the thigh it will buckle your opponent at the hips, setting him/her up for elbow strikes or knees into the high chest/throat area.
Wow! Donnie, I'm just starting muay thai, at a local McDojo sadly, and I find your lessons amazing.ReplyDelete
I do, however, have one question into incorporating this "drive" to striking. You said that "You still have to turn your hips over and pivot - but the pivoting takes place during the drive.".
I've been watching the videos, especially the ones one round kicks and elbows, to grasp your concept of pivoting and driving at the same time. However, it still looks like you're jumping into the strike, thus driving, but no pivoting.
Perhaps it would be easier to observe in slow motion? Can you give me the details on how to pivot and drive at the same time?