Thursday, March 3, 2016
Knee Month Begins!
Getting knee month started off... Balance is the name of the game.
Shifting weight to and activating the muscles in your support leg is integral to maintaining balance without sacrificing power.
Try to avoid heavy leaning or twisting motions for the knee... It might help you stay upright, but it's detrimental to your spine and weakens your overall impact.
With practise, you will find there are multiple positions where you can land a strong knee. Some common variations that will be worked on are trapping the hands, passing the punches, and grabbing across the back of the neck/head (pictured below). Each of these motions is meant to support your balance and help shift your weight into the target- doing this properly will manipulate the target's balance, thereby minimizing the their ability to defend themselves, as well as maximizing your own power.