Monday, October 3, 2016

Tjimande Kicking Drill


 
Perhaps not the best illustration of these dills, but the close I could come to at this time.

 
A long time ago I learned this neat kicking drill. It was from some Tjimande basic drills I once studied.

 
I never found the time to include it in our studies. That is the reality of learning a great number of things, there is not always enough time to do them.

 
This features using the instep as the kicking surface, and striking into the inner thigh or lower leg.

 
Kicking Leg Note:

 
The kicking tool is the instep. The instep and/or the lower leg strike as a unit. The primary targets appear to be the groin or the inner thigh or outer side of the leg.
 

This kick seems to be a very quick set-up technique. Striking as a unit of shin and instep will strike into vulnerable striking areas of the leg, lower abdomen.

 

Basic Drill 4 (Instep kicking 1):

  1. From a left foot forward, left light cat stance, place the left heel down. The arms are hanging from the side for this drill.
  2. Right rising front instep kick (toes pointed down) and return the foot to its starting position.
  3. When the right foot has returned, the weight shifts back on that leg into left light cat stance, and the left foot delivers a left front instep kick (toes pointed down.) and then returns the foot to its starting position.
  4. From a left foot forward, left light cat stance, place the left heel down. The arms are hanging from the side for this drill.
  5. Right rising front instep kick (toes pointed down) and return the foot to its starting position.
  6. When the right foot has returned, the weight shifts back on that leg into left light cat stance, and the left foot delivers a left front instep kick (toes pointed down.) and then returns the foot to its starting position.

 

Basic Drill 5 (Instep kicking 2):

  1. From a left foot forward, left light cat stance, place the left heel down. The left open hand is raised in center chamber.
  2. Right rising front instep kick (toes pointed down), with an accompanying right middle outer open hand parry, and return the foot to its starting position.
  3. When the right foot has returned, the weight shifts back on that leg into left light cat stance, and the left foot delivers a left front instep kick (toes pointed down.) , with an accompanying left middle outer open hand parry, and then returns the foot to its starting position.
  4. From a left foot forward, left light cat stance, place the left heel down. The left open hand is raised in center chamber.
  5. Right rising front instep kick (toes pointed down), with an accompanying right middle outer open hand parry,  and return the foot to its starting position.
  6. When the right foot has returned, the weight shifts back on that leg into left light cat stance, and the left foot delivers a left front instep kick (toes pointed down.), with an accompanying left middle outer open hand parry, and then returns the foot to its starting position.

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