Advanced Kick Boxing (Martial Arts) by Pat O'Keefe

By Pat O'Keefe

Designed to be simple and transparent, it is a finished handbook on kick boxing. It seeks to provide an explanation for every thing a kick boxer must recognize to boost complicated abilities within the recreation.

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3) The temple: this is a slightly concave area on the side of the head in line with the eye. The concave surface acts to concentrate the force of the blow. On the body there are two knockout targets: 1) The liver: this lies half under and half below the floating ribs on the right-hand side of the body. Getting hit here is akin to being kicked in the groin. A rule of thumb guide to its location is to think of it lying directly beneath the elbow when your opponent is in full guard. Strike it straight in or upwards at 45 degrees.

50 46 Fig. 51 Sweeping Fig. 52 If your initial sweep is powerful enough it will disrupt his balance and his guard will instinctively widen to regain balance, thus leaving an opening through which to drive the high roundhouse kick. By sweeping you also take his concentration low, so by using a high follow-up attack you have a very good chance of success. I have some spectacular video of two breathtaking knockouts achieved by my fighters with just this combination. Sweet and simple, it deserves study.

2) The solar plexus: this area is directly below the sternum. Striking here causes the diaphragm to spasm, preventing the lungs from expanding and so winding your opponent. Strike it straight in or upward. In theory, any blow to these targets will produce the goods, but some techniques allow a cleaner, more accurate application of force to the target. This is borne out by observation of countless knockouts and stoppages. It is a question of using the best tool to do the job. Further, delivering combinations that strike more 63 Advanced Kick Boxing than one of these areas will significantly increase your chances of a clean knockout, for example, a left shovel hook to the liver followed by a left hook to the jaw.

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