As we take on swing kicks as our focus, let's remind ourselves of the power of unity... The power of alignment... The power of the human body.
They say the human spine can support an incredible amount of weight when in the neutral position. Coach Grant has gotten us to really develop and improve our form/ posture on our squats and other exercises for this very reason. Having the proper posture is not only the safest way to lift, but also the strongest.
When we practice the basic swing kick, the most ideal position is for our posture to be aligned or posted on our support leg. It's the difference between sending all of our weight into the target, rather than just whipping our leg as hard as possible.
It doesn't happen all of the time, but fights can provide some great snapshots for technical use. This picture of Buakaw beautifully encapsulates the unity of the body and transfer of weight into one direction--> through his opponent.