Identify the proper time to throw a knee kick. If you are grappling with an opponent, look for an opening where you can knee-kick him in the ribs or side of the thigh. If an opponent is trying to tackle you around the waist or take you down by grabbing your legs, introduce his face to your knee. If the opponent is standing in front of you and there is not enough room to throw a fully extended kick, grab him and try a knee.
Launch a knee kick from a front stance. This is longer than the typical fighting stance. Your plant leg should start off bent. Your kicking leg should be about two steps behind. Your balance must be solid. No wobbling. If you are in a fighting situation, slide your kicking leg back or take a long step toward your opponent before launching your knee.
Reach forward with both hands and grab your opponent. The knee kick works best when you pull your opponent toward you as you thrust your knee into him. It also works best when thrown across your body. That way the full range of your hip is used. For example, if you are attacking a standing opponent with your right knee, grab their right shoulder (on your left as you look at him).
Launch your knee upward and forward as you pull your opponent toward you. Imagine that your opponent is a stick that you are trying to break over your knee. The impact of the knee and the pull combined is far more than each on their own. Build as much speed in your knee as possible. The further back your kicking leg is, the more room you have to build speed.
Throw it again. The wonderful thing about a knee kick is that once you are done, you are in position to throw another one. As long as your opponent is still there, you can keep pounding them with knee kicks. Just slide your kicking leg back and go again.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades