All the sudden spin kicks are in vogue. This is because the UFC is littered with spin kick knockouts, and it’s because UFC fighters aren’t used to defending against them. They are mostly unseen when they are thrown because they are a very hard read when you have not trained against them before.
Velocity is a major reason that a spin kick knocks someone out. When a spin kick hits properly and on target, it almost always equals a brutal KO. This velocity is what makes a spin kick so deadly and it can fracture or dislocate a jaw very easily. This kick should be feared, but in this case, this fear should make the person train harder not to get hit with it.
Truth be told, a spin kick should be one of the easiest things to defend against unless you have someone really smart about how and when they throw the kick. In fact, I would venture to say that someone should never throw a spin kick as the starting the technique in any engagement. However, you see it happen all the time. It is only effective in these cases because the fighter it was deployed on is not used to seeing it outside of a movie. It’s hard to defend something on the fly that you’ve never seen before.
Spin kicks are especially effective when other kicks have been set up before hand. This allows for the opponent to get used to your normal attack rhythm (every fighter has one). Once, they are lulled to sleep with this attack pattern, and then the spin kick aggressor should throw their technique. They should seek a quick end to the fight with this high velocity weapon.
Training is the key to the spin kick. Both defense and offense are built on strong training habits. You must prepare for the eventuality that someone is going to attack you with a spin kick and learn to defend it. In fact, if you have Capoeira training, you can simultaneously evade and fire back your own spin kick. This is a high level of training that you should obtain. Train hard and smart and you will succeed.
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