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Common Switch Kick Mistakes

The Switch-Kick is one of the most common body kicks thrown in Kickboxing or Muay Thai, but there are some big mistakes we see time and time again by beginners learning the technique as well as veteran fighters. Here are 4 of the biggest mistakes we see when working the switch-kick:
1.) The switch is done by jumping instead of stepping.
2.) The switch step is done with large, slow, and telegraphed steps.
3.) Everyone wants a fast kick, but they forget that the kick starts when your switch starts, not when the kick leaves the ground.
4.) The landing… so many people forget to pay attention to where the kick is safe to land. This mistake can turn into a dangerous habit when you do it over and over on the pads or heavy bag.

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