Lead with the back leg on a side step to avoid the round kick. A check with the opposite hand will block the kick and set up a scoring reverse punch.
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This technique, known as a check, will prevent the round kick from landing. You can also defend the round kick with a well-timed step, but continue to use the check just be sure the kick doesn't land.
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The defensive side kick is extremely important for stopping blitz techniques. Learn a few great drills to develop this kick.
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