Getting kicked in the legs is never fun, but in a fight it can be even more harmful. So, today’s focus in the How to Fight Series is learning how to counter a leg kick. During the course of the series I have covered the round kick, how to counter a strike with an outside round kick, and a 1-2 strike combo after landing a round kick. If you are going against an opponent and he/she loves to kick, follow these steps to land a successful strike after your counter.
Leg Kick to Strike Combo Steps
Step 1: When your opponent throws an outside leg kick, you are going to want to check it or block it. When you check a kick try to keep a little more weight on your back foot with it pointed up and out.
Step 2: Make sure avoid holding your leg straight forward. Turn your leg out, so you can absorb all of your opponent’s kick with your hips.
Step 3: After you check your opponent’s kick, step into a punch with your right hand and bring your left into the body. Make sure your body punch strikes the liver.
Step 4: After you land the body strike, shuffle your feet off to the side and chop your opponent with a leg kick.