Somewhat Productive Late Night

It’s one of those nights, I guess–semi-productive and only necessary due to some amount of procrastination–haven’t had one of these in a while, or at least not since the last time I stayed up later than I prefer doing work work haha.

Plenty of things have been happening, work and non-work-related. But this isn’t quite the time for a summary. But when will be?

Let’s see if I can catch myself in a writing mood before week’s end.

Got some stuff done–feeling much better now, at least mentally haha. Have to be able to get this kind of perspective more often if I want to perform at my best in this newer role. And now for some more quick rest!

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Muay Thai: Leg Feint/Leg Fake Series

1. Attacker throws leg kick. Defender takes the kick, leaning forward to raise point of impact.

2. Attacker throws leg kick. Defender shields.

3. Attacker fakes leg kick so that defender shields, then steps in with right leg, out with left and kicks defender’s back leg up at 45 degree angle. This is the “submarine” kick.

4. Attacker feints step out to side so that defender begins to shield. Attacker waits until defender’s shielding leg drops to the ground to kick it at a 45 degree angle with left leg.

5. Attacker raises leg to fake leg kick so that defender begins to shield. Attacker leans in to post and pushes defender back, and quickly steps in with right foot, out with left and leg kicks the defender, trying to hit the defender while the defender is backpedaling.

6. Attacker throws a rear leg kick toward defender’s front shin, aiming to hit with instep of foot (like kicking hackey sack), then hops forward on left leg while right leg is still in the air, throwing a cross at the defender while extending rear leg back at the same time. Attacker should land at an angle to the defender and immediately retreat into fighting stance.

7. Attacker fakes a leg kick so that defender shields, then in mid-fake pulls knee to chest and throws a push kick, aiming to hit the defender while they are standing on one foot.

8. Attacker aligns lead leg with defender’s body, then throws leg kick so that defender shields. Attacker steps into the kick, planting the right foot and leaning the front shoulder down slightly as attacker turns body to the left. Attacker performs a sweat-wiping motion with left forearm as they turn, leaning toward the defender so as to strike with the spinning elbow. Defender should shield for the kick and then cross hands in front of head, away from head, to receive the elbow.

Note: I need to clarify with Kru Joe the difference between a feint and a fake, and also whether this series is called the Leg Feint or Leg Fake series. I’ll update this post after I find out.

Updated 9/21/12 after helpful comment from Alaia–thanks!