View Full Version : Most knockouts by the left leg - Blind Spot?
06-05-2007, 08:01 AM
If you look at most of the highlight reels, you'll notice that most knockouts are by the left leg (e.g. Mirco Crocop). As in Crocop's case, I know this is partially due to most people being right handed and not used to fighting a southpaw.
However, when I fight right handers(I'm right handed), I still have trouble reacting to the left leg more than the right. It's almost like I can't see the left high kick until it's really close. Is there a scientific reason for this? Is there some sort of blind spot? Do southpaws have the same problem with the right high kick?
06-05-2007, 10:24 AM
Maybe.. but we cannot forget that liver is on the right side of your body. Osu!
06-05-2007, 12:01 PM
mmm, sounds like you maybe to focused on right lead training.
We start everything with leftside and work to the right (kihon, ippon kimite, sanbon kumite, etc)
This way everyone (ok most everyone) starts on their weak side first and we always start and end endurance punching, kicking training on left.
This way you push the weak side double and you tend to use it more by training it harder... This should then make you a stronger more balanced fighter, who can defend and attach using both sides equal.
Just food for thought.
06-05-2007, 04:51 PM
I think one reason (imo) is that the left leg can be thrown faster up to the head (in the case of it being the lead foot) equally the left leg is usually firing up to your opponents right side - which in a n orthodox stance is usually the more 'open' side of the body. Not sure if others agree with this - but I do know that I can score a head kick much more often with my left too.
06-05-2007, 11:41 PM
In an orthodox closed stance, the left leg certainly is much faster, both because it is initially closer to the target and that you don't telegraph the kick as much as with a rear leg technique. On the other hand, it is much harder to KO with a front leg technique as it has less power. It takes a lot of time to develop the ability to KO with a front leg technique. Otherwise, the front leg can still be used to harrass, sweep, stop momentum with mae or lunge with yoko (putting hips into yoko can make the front leg lethal, even with little strength training, just focusing on technique).