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Training Sport Techniques for Self Defense | Sidekicks to the Knee

If you are truly interesting in learning how to defend yourself, you should train in a martial arts style that includes sparring… even if that sparring isn’t an exact replication of realistic or “street” fighting. Kwonkicker sidekick tutorial: A high percentage sidekick setup from this channel: A tutorial we did on the style of sidekick we use on Sergio’s channel, Practical Combat Martial Arts: Get hard2hurt merch here! Please consider supporting hard2hurt and get exclusive content available only on Patreon. Follow Mike: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: My Kit: Icy Mike and Passive Jay Podcast: DISCLAIMER: This video and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on them, hard2hurt receives a small commission. This helps supports the hard2hurt channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thanks for supporting us and stay hard2hurt. Music: Lying Low by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


Navneet Vinod says:

0:36 What kind of kick is that? I wanna learn it!!

Pierre Bridenne says:

Merci beaucoup !

TheBoredJuan says:

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Protoman says:

Short fighters would be foolish not to train outside squaring with fists

Hansa says:

I used to throwing flying and normal side kicks to the bag and I was killing it. Then I try it on street and I almost fucked up. It's hurt yes but it's so easy to catch. Even if it hurts the opponent will catch it and then you have problems.
Side kick sucks. Keep throwing roundhouse kicks.

Long Jawn says:

Now I know where J gets all that juice for that dumper

Rohan Casukhela says:

Mike, I think you're right- people give kicks way too much credence when the reality is that they are big and slow weapons when compared to one's hands! I know what I'd be doing if I was fighting a guy with a knife (hint: not using my hands.. using my legs to either run away or keep a distance if I can't), but otherwise you have to be good with your hands. Kicks have always been a good mix-up and finisher and I wouldn't ever say that a damn good left right Muay Thai, side thrust kick, and knee stomp aren't part of my arsenal, but to think that they are fight enders in and of themselves is just foolish. Same way thinking a series of jabs would be a fight ender. Great video man!

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Dirt Diver says:

Everyone knows you have to step right around until you are behind them THEN side kick them in the knee while they are turning to face you, thats the REAL way to end any street fight in seconds. I got a certificate from a 2 day tactical seminar so I know this to be true..

Joseph Castro del Castille says:

The best self defense is still a well placed pipebomb

Nerd Land Fitness says:

Funny I was watching Joe Rogan spinning sidekick and now you talking about it. It's a sign.

PogChamp says:

4:38 yep

Sean Barker says:

Jesse Enkamp understands bunkai and probably laughs at your primitive methods

jump jet says:

Hey mike. What would be best starting martial art for starting when goal is learning grappling and striking too( mma i guess) for self defence. Also for a complete newbie and weakling. Sadly . And having time for only training one at a time.

Lo pan says:

What does a sidekick say about me? Southpaw, right footed.

Oscar Pearson says:

‘The answers no unless it’s yes’. Sir, in my opinion you just summarised fighting/self-defence has a whole.

Iconoclasticnation says:

Dude, please don’t put the word Systema in the same sentence as Krav Maga. Grab ma Krotch is way more effective.

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Aaron Ramsden says:

my self defense plan is 1 2 left right, double leg, possible body lock (whichever happens first)

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