The Leg Kick A guide for Devastating Low Kicks in MMA and muay Thai
I remember the first muay Thai video I bought: The most anticipated fight of that time, Rob
Kaman against Ernesto Hoost. Kaman had been a champion for a while then and Hoost was a rising
star. Many people thought Kaman was getting old and Hoost would make mincemeat out of him.
As it turned out, Kaman KOed Ernesto after five rounds of some of the most intense fighting I’d
ever seen in a ring. But what impressed me most was Kaman’s trademark move, the leg kick. He
used it to punish Hoost and even lift him off his feet with it, forcing Hoost into a perfect face plant
on the canvas. Pure, raw power in a single kick. What’s not to be impressed about?
I went on to see more of Kaman’s fights and it became even more clear: he was an expert at using
the leg kick. Even though his opponents knew full well they should be wary of it, Rob always found
a way to surprise them and slam his shins into their upper legs. He was so effective with his shin
kicks that he knocked out many opponents with it; they just couldn’t get up anymore. Sometimes he
only needed to land a handful of his “hammer kicks” before they were left sprawling on the floor,
wondering what the heck just happened.
props to crocop28