Kicks for beginners

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    Kicks for beginners

    Hello Bees,

    Could anyone help me please. I am curious if anyone knows any websites that can provide some information on where to start with kicks and what stretches and how often to perform to eventually progress to proper (middle and high) kicks. I'd appreciate any help.

    Darebee Team is there any chance you could provide some more detailed information for exercises and stretches etc to your Kicks Guide or separately in the future please? I would like to start learning kicks from the beginning.


    Thank you

    #2
    piotrmkubiak The Kicks Guide is pretty detailed and there are Youtube video links to follow which help demonstrate the kicks. It is all geared for beginners which is why the explanations are so detailed. What sort of extra information is it you want to have exactly?

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      #3
      Damer Hi and thank you for your reply.

      Sorry. I am not very familiar with topic of kicks, martial arts or combat so I am probably not explaining myself properly in here. Kicks Guide (like any other Darebee Guide) is great but it focuses on performance and description of kicks. I am actually looking for some guidance towards increasing flexibility and strength in my legs and tendons etc. to perform proper kicks for the beginners. I'd ultimately (hopefully) like to progress to high kicks which I understand could take a very long time. At the moment I have been doing some leg stretching exercises and tendon strengthening exercises (e.g. Power Up) but I was not sure if I could do some more. And if there is I'd like to incorporate these into my daily routine.

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        #4
        piotrmkubiak If you are looking for flexibility, there are lots of lower body exercises on this site, if you run it through the filter.

        If you want to look off site, I have found that the Global Martial Arts University (on youtube) has a lot of good introductions to various martials arts, including Tae Kwon Do, which involves a lot of kicking.

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          #5
          piotrmkubiak Ah, ok. I see what you mean. I will break this down for you. Every kick has a multifactorial basis in its performance: you need tendon strength and muscle strength, core strength (for stability), flexibility (for speed) and coordination for power. So there is nothing you can do at the beginning that will help you achieve that. It is a factor of gradual strengthening of the individual components which, with repetition, become a unified whole. Fighter's Stretching: https://darebee.com/workouts/fighter...g-workout.html will help you get more supple, with time, and then workouts like these will help you with tendon strength and flexibility. After that it is a question of checking out our Combat Workouts and picking ones with kicks, you can do, and sticking with them until you have really mastered them. Doing high kicks doesn't take as long as you might think but it does take perseverance, especially in the beginning when you are exercising all the different components. I hope this helps.

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            #6
            Damer Thank you! That is what I needed to know. I was wondering whether I wasn't doing something I was meant to be doing. I have actually been doing some combat exercises and stretches you suggested already. I seemed to be getting nowhere with them that's why I have created this post. I understand now that I need to be more persistent with it. So I'll try to incorporate these into my daily routine next once I finish Epic Five which is enough for me at the moment.

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              #7
              CaptainCanuck Thank you for your recommendation. Added it to my feed now on youtube.

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                #8
                piotrmkubiak I am glad this helped. Keep us posted on your progress. Your journey will most probably help others too as they find their way.

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                  #9
                  piotrmkubiak Damer Piotrmkubiak & Damer, what great timing. I have no range of motion for side leg raises or kicks. Part of my lack of ROM is age - 64 yrs, part is osteoarthritis in my left hip, & part in Multiple Sclerosis. Damer, I looked at the link you provided, not only should Fighters Stretch help me address ROM but there are a couple of other stretches under that tab, that should help as well. Piotrmkubiak I'm glad you posted your question.

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