This article is about developing your power using the Round Kick or also known as a roundhouse kick. Personally I believe that the terminology is like splitting hairs. I am sure there are some differences but the essence of the kick is still the same.
First check out this video on Sifu Phu demonstrating a proper Round Kick.
As crazy as it sounds there are people out there who in their minds believe that they have a powerful kick. The problem that arises is much like punching people don’t know what they don’t know.
Here at Enter Shaolin we want all of your hits to matter. You shouldn’t have to repeatedly kick someone for it to do damage to them. A well placed round kick is all it should take to stop someone in their tracks.
The kick itself may drop the person. Even if the Round Kick doesn’t stop the attacker totally it should buy you enough time to follow up with the attack.
It’s been my experience though that the majority of people out there won’t be able fight through the pain of a well placed Round Kick.
The key to delivering a devastating blow happens when you are able to get your body behind the strike. One of the reasons why we stress to you the importance of learning Tai Chi is because it helps your body learn how to connect to itself.
I went through years of training thinking my body was connected when in reality it was only kind of connected. Even with being slightly connect I was able to deliver power strikes.
Once I learned how to connect my body properly though my power output increased greatly.
At the end of the day you want to make every strike count. So it’s in your best interest to learn how to connect your body so that when you do strike someone it stops them in their tracks and makes them think twice about attacking again.
Of course there will be times when 1 strike isn’t enough sometimes even 5 strikes isn’t enough it all depends on how well placed and timed your strike are as well as the persons threshold for pain.
We believe in not wasting time or opportunity. Well placed strikes can provide both time and opportunity for you. Time enough to create or find the vulnerability in your opponents defenses if they even have any.
For those of you who are already Enter Shaolin family members check out this great training inside your training vault.
How has your experience been using Round kicks?