Kazaan Deepa Talib

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🥊Martial Artist
🥊Owner/Head Coach at Balance Muay Thai & Kickboxing (Mumbai, India)
🥊Kickboxer & Nak Muay
🥊Pro Record: 1-1 (Muay Thai)


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Technique of the Week: Teep/Push Kick Drill (Basic)⁣
1. Distance: This is by far the most important thing to focus on in this drill. If you kick from too far away, you'll either miss your target entirely or end up barely contacting, thus slipping off your target. That can lead to your kicking leg falling down way too far ahead, leaving you in far too long a stance and in poor defensive position. By that same token, don't kick from too close either. If you kick with a bent leg, even though you contact, you are very likely to end up falling backwards yourself.⁣
2. Chin positioning: Like in every situation in striking, keep your chin tucked. If you stick your head up in the air, upon contact you are almost certain to lose balance and end up falling backwards. This is actually due to a very simple reason. Wherever your head goes, that's exactly where most of your body weight will go.⁣
3. Hand positioning: Make sure to swing your arms when kicking. This is for 2 reasons. A) Weight transfer, thus leading to balance. B) Momentum. The faster you swing your hand, the faster you'll kick. Try it. Both balance and speed/momentum are vital in a fight.⁣
4. Height: Until you are absolutely comfortable with this drill, don't worry about kicking at a realistic height. The objective of this drill is to develop coordination and rhythm. As you get more and more confident with this drill, raise the height of your kick to a more fight-specific height.⁣
5. Accuracy: Aim for dead centre. If you kick anywhere off centre, the bag will start to spin. In that case you will either have to physically stop the bag with your hands or you will have to reduce the speed and momentum of your next kick to bring the bag under some form of control. Neither of these things are good in a drill where fluidity and coordination are the main goals.⁣
Hope this tutorial has been helpful. Thanks for watching.
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Working on the Rear Body Kick. 
The things i focused on were 1) keeping my lead hand up to protect my head. It's where my brain is so it seems like a good idea. And 2) making sure my rear hand doesn't just swing down by my side. I actively tried to make sure it stretched out in front of me. This is in order to protect myself from any oncoming counter coming at me from that side. I believe i succeeded in doing both. For the most part, that is. 
I find it's easier and more economical to fix one or two problems at a time rather than focusing on five or six things. When you do the latter, you are bound to mess up somewhere and that can be demoralising.
Essentially, do what the Samurai were experts at doing. COMPARTMENTALIZE.
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This was the very first time @shantanu_shakahari_pujari and I did glove drills together. I have never felt more at peace training with anyone else. Being a peaceful warrior might sound paradoxical, but that is exactly what we strive to be. That is the way of the Martial Artist. And Shantanu is as much of one as you'll ever meet.
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Technique of the week #1: The Pendulum Low Kick.

1. SPEED: One of the keys to this technique is being quick. Not just with the actual kick, but with the footwork before and after the kick. If you're too slow with your feet before the kick, your opponent might see it coming and ending up checking it. That will be painful. If you're too slow with your feet after the kick, you'll still be in your opponent's range and could quite easily get caught with a responding strike.
2. SETTING IT UP: I won't go into too much detail on how to set it up. This is because every fighter has different favoured tools and so what works for me might not work for someone else. My favourite way to set this kick up is behind the Cross (Rear Straight).
3. CONTACT POINT: When I throw this kick I generally contact with the foot. Not because I've misjudged the distance between my opponent and I. In fact, precisely the opposite. If you try to contact with the shin, especially in Open Stance (Orthodox v/s Southpaw), you risk being too close to your opponent at the time of impact. This could lead to you getting caught on your way in. Especially with a punch. Mainly because punches travel faster than kicks. DISCLAIMER: It is risky kicking with the foot, hence being quick is mandatory (Point #1).
4. WHERE TO CONTACT: Ideally you want to aim for your opponent's lead (front) leg. So, if you're in Closed Stance, you want to kick the outside of your opponent's lead leg. However, if you're in open stance, you want to aim for the inside of your opponent's lead leg.
I still have a few more points on this technique, but it's the size of a damn essay as it is. If you guys want any more information on this technique of the week, DM me. Have fun.