You are here: Home / Blogs / DanFaggella's blog / Kickboxing Training - Chute Boxe in Rhode Island

Kickboxing Training - Chute Boxe in Rhode Island

    Thu, 2013-09-12 06:38 — DanFaggella

    Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.

    There are few team names in the world of Mixed Martial Arts that cause people to turn their heads and take notice. While there are some such as Jackson’s Submission, ran by the world famous Greg Jackson, and gyms such as XTreme Couture, those are predominantly known in the North America.  However, there is one gym that rings bell all over the globe.

    Chute Boxe is a gym that has etched it’s name into stone years ago.  With some of the most notorious names in MMA history, Chute Boxe has been called ‘home’ at one point or another for fighters such as Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua,  Anderson Silva, Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua and Thiago Silva.  All names that hold serious weight in the sport, it’s no surprise as to why Chute Boxe is as good as they get.

    Recently, we were lucky enough to have a member of the famous gym join us for training at Black Diamond Mixed Martial Arts.  A Muay Thai practionar, Alex Camargo was nice enough to breakdown some of his favorite Thai kicks to our Rhode Island Kickboxing students. 

    Establishing Proper Technique With The Switch Kick

    In a sport such as Mixed Martial Arts, the sport is far more than just punches and grappling.  The sport is so intertwined in various aspect of combat, which you have to be well rounded if you want to compete.  Luckily, when Alex visited, he broke down a basic, yet tricky move, such as the switch kick.

    The switch kick is a quick hitter, meant to throw out in the blink of an eye while generating some serious power. While the move is quick and swift, the damage can be vast and great.

    ·         With the switch kick, you’ll want to start out in your regular stance.  The target of this kick will be your opponents lead leg.

    ·         As your prepare to  throw the kick out, make sure you shuffle your feet so that your lead foot, is now slightly behind you, and you rear foot is slightly in front.  This is where the term “switch” kick comes into play.

    ·         Now that your feet are switched, it is time to fire off that kick, using your lead foot—which is now slightly behind you—as your point of attack.

    ·         Throw the kick in the same manner you would a thai kick—at a downward angle, cutting into your opponents leg.

    The Power of The Leg Kick

    There are few things that can just demoralize an opponent in the heat of battle.  Being able to chop your opponent down to size with leg kicks is one sure-fire way to take one step closer to victory.

    The benefits of the leg kicks can go on-and-on:

    ·         Your opponent can’t generate as much force in their strikes.

    ·         They begin to move slowly.

    ·         Takes away their takedown power.

    Those are just the tips of the iceberg. You can learn more about the anatomy of the leg kick in this article by DamageControlMMA.com.  Like I told my Rhode Island kickboxing students, leg kicks can be some of the most effective ways to end a fight, so make sure you go out there and work on your switch kicks, ASAP!

    Dan Faggella

     

     

     

     


     

    Fight Shop

    OTM Breaking Arms Black Front
    OTM Breaking Arms
    $24.99
    Future Fighter MMA 12 Rash Guard S/S Front
    Future Fighter MMA 12 Rash Guard
    $45.99
    Built to Fight Plastic Jump Rope with Bearings
    Built to Fight Plastic Jump Rope...
    $9.99
    OTM Gold Weave Blank Gi Blue Kids
    OTM Gold Weave Blank Gi Blue Kids
    $114.99

    Who's Online

    edwardk
    aundiano2
    There are currently 2 users and 27 guests online.

    Who's New

    Jkymera
    Mercenary92
    TheRockBJJ
    Scottgillis1118
    Adam Carter
    Daviidp10
    ramvjr
    angela.sauermann.ca
    thelastelementsem
    Ruscio
    johnt13
    JayPagesJJCTA
    piousjr@hotmail.com
    Turtlejitzu
    jonno.nickson
    sethwilliambrown
    mquintanilla1
    michelleciociola
    rubentodd
    thheffelfinger

    Tag Cloud

    view counter
    view counter