3 Exercises to Increase Kicking Power

hey what’s going on guys Shane here
today we’re going to go over three exercises to increase your kicking power. So as most you know
I met up with KwonKicker recently. He came up and we filmed a match where we pretty much just beat each other up, we worked out together and then we from
the bunch of tutorial videos for you guys make sure you stay tune in the end this
video we’re going to be giving you free sneak peek at one of the sweeps that we did in the film. One of the kicks that i took Kwonkicker out with we’re gonna teach you how to do that at
the end but first let’s go over those three exercises get that kicking power up! the alright let’s get it on the first
exercise it’s a plyometric movement: a jump squat.
when you’re doing jump squats before you add any weight to it, when you make sure forms correct making
sure that your back is straight making sure that you sit your butt all
the way down when you come down past the 90 degree bend when people say to keep your back
straight when you’re doing a squat, they don’t mean straight like this
perpendicular to the ceiling you can lean over but you just don’t
want to bent you know when a hunchback like this okay so what mean kwon are
doing in this video here Kwonkickers got a 25-pound weight vest on as he’s doing
his jump squats and I’m holding a straight bar which is
in 10lbs. plates on your side so I got 65 pounds He’s moving a little bit quicker than
me I gotta be more controlled a little more careful obviously when you have a lot of weight
coming down on you like that you have to make sure your forms correct and your
landing soft. Don’t slam down on your heels I it’s going to
be too much pressure on your joints on your knees okay modification for this
if you don’t have a straight bar you don’t have a weighted vest get a
school bag filled up with some heavy textbooks and make sure it’s strapped on tight you
don’t want it loose okay gonna go into our next exercise now which are Playometric leg extensions okay very
similar to a roundhouse kicking in seeing even when I’m doing this this motion here this exercise it looks
like I’m extending my leg for a roundhouse kick and that
ultimately is what we’re doing. We want to work those fast-twitch muscle fibers wanna work that same exact muscles that
we use in a kick and this is how we’re going to get
stronger kicks so we’re gonna do I have seventy pounds right here I have one leg working so just
violently extending my leg, keeping my core tight, and I want that bar that I’m that I’m
launching the weight up to literally come off my shin and then I’ll
catch it and come back down and then you’re right back into another
one modification to the playometric leg extensions we came up with knee-to-feet jumps. okay so starting on your knees you’re
gonna violently extend your hips forward quickly pull those steps forward
use your arms to swing up get some momentum and you’re gonna pull using your lower
abs and your legs to shoot up landing and an isometric
squat okay nice and deep, okay? You’re gonna hold for a split second on the squat and then you’re just gonna easily step
back with want any other foot back turn a and repeat. 3rd exercised is hitting a
heavy bag! kicking a heavy bag with power kicks. Me and Kwonkicker just teamed up on one bag and and beat the
hell out of it best way to work your kicks by kicking okay so focusing on power turning your hips into a lot of it has
to do with hips. Making sure your form’s correct obviously getting a lot of momentum a lot a twist
in the hips pivoting on the grounded foot. The one
that’s on the ground and non kicking leg has to really turn watch both your feet
the turn almost 180 degrees behind us when we throw our kick. make contact with the shin
modification if you don’t have a heavy bag is kinda tough but I’m just gonna
recommend shadow boxing. Throwing full kicks now you don’t wanna
stop here you want that momentum to be continuous you want teach your body, teach your mind and your muscle
to kick all the way through, to chop your
opponent in half. Alright, so these are some of the best exercise you can do to get you’re kicking power up all plyometric okay want to work the fast-twitch muscle fibers because when you throw a kick, its
explosive it’s quick it’s hard so you want your training when your
practice to, to emulate that to be very similar to that
okay so playometric movements, explosive movements. ALRIGHT, heres that sneak peek I
promised you this is a set up, this is a Muay Thai sweep, here. After you’ve caught someones kick check this out welcome to the Muay Thai class. I’m Shane Fazen, we’ve got a special guest Kwonkicker here.
We’re going to be showing you a way to sweep someone after you caught
their round kick. I’m gonna step out, move with it Okay we taught you how to catch, you’re gonna hike that leg up high. There’s 3 things I want you to do: So in full it’s gonna look like this: So that is how you sweep someone after you’ve caught their kick. Cool so for more videos like that that you’re gonna find them at my fight
gym. this is just a quick example what we
have to offer. Got more stuff kwonkicker teaching and speaking of
kwonkicker I was featured in his latest videos so make sure you check them out in this link below right here show him support he was awesome great
guest taught me a lot of stuff about kicks,
about Taekwondo just awesome awesome stuff great guy class
act and very knowledgeable alright guys, until next time: I’m Shane.
Fight Tips. BAAAAAH!

100 Replies to “3 Exercises to Increase Kicking Power

  1. One thing I'd add here is to place a focus on anything that strengthens flexion/extension at the hip joint (which two of yours do, not saying you ignored that!). If you look at a muy thai roundhosue kick, the reason they don't bend the knee on the kicking leg is because the movement is meant to be a rotation at the hip. That leg becomes like a baseball bat being swung by your hip joint. So any exercise that strengthens the hips is going to benefit your kicks. Be thinking deadlifts, hip/glute bridges. Also anything which strengthens the core, resisted cable crunches and wood choppers, barbell landmines.

  2. I can do a tornado kick. I can do a 540 kick. I can do a cheat720 kick. I can even do a backflip. But for the love of god i still cant do one correct muay thai kick. So damn hard.

  3. Holy shit man that stupid quad set kick is the dumbest shit I can see a person do.. Even my patients know not to do something as stupid as that.. you hyper extended your knee at the very end when the weight launches off your leg then your ligaments get the stress of that weight going right back on it after being hyperextended.. lol… I do Kyokushin and Muay Thai and from a physical therapy standpoint i can tell you there are way safer ways of doing that.

  4. Fast and powerful, not fancy at all. The thing is, i see simple and effective martial arts like Jeet Kune Do as beautiful, even though it just looks like continuous pummeling (or a blur, in the case of the creator) to most people. I want to be quick enough to hit them and avoid getting hit myself, and powerful enough that they won't keep coming.

  5. Power or master the kicking techniques? I watched a skinny 5' tall street performer guy in the street in Asia, he headbutted three times to a full thick green skin coconut, it cracked in half and he ate it.

  6. good work, Shane
    curious – where do you live?
    if you're in la or close by, perhaps we could get together and play.
    feel free to drop by my ch. as well.

  7. leg extensions are a TERRIBLE exercise and you should NEVER do them. There are better options that don't destroy your knees. A leg extension causes a sheer force on the knee and you will cause knee injuries. Talk to a real physical therapist like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvLpDniGiDM and learn to avoid the leg extensions. a proper squat will work the quads just fine, plus there are other options to isolate the quads if you need to. Avoid the leg extension machine like the plague.

  8. I agree the quad ex increases speed, but i thought power comes from the obliques abs and the abductors in the planted leg side. So the planted leg pulls and graps the ground as the kicking leg is in the air.

  9. in highschool i did jump squats with 185lbs. ive realized since i got older how stupid that really was.

  10. your plyometric I like a lot. you can increase the height you land on with bumper plates. the jumps with weights or kicking a weight up with your leg would not recommend. this is just a recipe for bad joints as soon as possible. If you do want to squat by increasing power use elastic bands. aka Westside barbell style.

  11. Doing such stuff on hard surface will eventually lead to column pain in both legs and better do it on ground in order to improve kicking stamin

  12. Back in my Jhoon Rhee TKD days it was duck walks. Only with a partner standing on top of your thighs while you did it. Looking back it wasn't the most intelligent or safe way to get that but you did get the tree trunk legs and calves as a result. A pain that is beyond any . Excellent vid again.

  13. Beginner question here:

    Does the shin pain eventually go away from kicking or is it one of those things you just train your mind to adapt to?

  14. What to do when someone grabs my leg and tryies to make me fall ?
    i rally need to know plz tell i have to fight tommorow

  15. What would the sets and reps be? Also with the heavy bag could I do the 100 each leg like in the other video?

  16. Lol…..all these moves does fuck all for power kicks. Sure it builds muscles but having bigger quads don’t do shit for power…..

  17. Please for the love of God, save your knees do not do leg extensions…. Look up athlean Xs video on them. Please please don't do them explosive either

  18. As an experienced martial artists myself, I want to say great channel pal, really good advice with clear tutorials with exceptional guest fighter's!

  19. Yeah because all your power comes from your quads lol ? guy has no clue people, go to a professional if you want to improve power in kicks

  20. my grandma comes in living room yelling at me about to get pick up from heb then i kick her then leave thanks man?

  21. Best exercise to increase not just power but your technique, height, and accuracy is what my master likes to call slow kicks. You grab a chair for balance and you hold your kick out for an extended period of time.

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