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    Question The Foot Stomp/Pin:

    Is the Foot Stomp underused??

    I thinking about adding more foot stomps
    to my technique executions and was wondering
    if there are risks??
    (This also includes stepping on and pinning someones foot)

    I've noticed that the foot is often a readily
    available target and pinning someones foot prior
    to a takedown can have devastating effect,
    but I'm not sure what the risks are.

    Weaker Foundation/Base??
    Opening yourself up for a knee buckle??
    Possible rolling off the foot causing you to fall or twist your ankle??

    Is the foot stomp/pin a calculated risk??
    or.........
    It was always there and I rarely took advantage of it.
    What have I learned from this???

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    Default Re: The Foot Stomp/Pin:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpo-Sloth View Post
    Is the Foot Stomp underused?? I thinking about adding more foot stomps to my technique executions and was wondering if there are risks?? I've noticed that the foot is often a readily
    available target and pinning someones foot prior to a takedown can have devastating effect, but I'm not sure what the risks are.
    I used to get a lot of complaints when sparing with some non-Kenpo types because their insteps were always sore after a round or two. Foot pins were just there, so, without thinking I took them. It was so bad that I bouht instep guards to loan out so I could get some of them to spar again.

    The risks are mostly to the stompee, especially if you are going to put him down. The metatarsals (small bones of the instep) are easily injured, and there are a lot of nerves in the feet. You could also do severe damage to the ankle and its' supporting ligaments. If he's going over, you need to let off, fast. You have little risk to yourself as the stomp/pin is part of a leg check. Be careful not to roll into him too much either as, in addition to putting him down, you can hyperextend his knee.

    Other than that, I always train that if the foot is there, take it!


    Dan C
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    Default Re: The Foot Stomp/Pin:

    Quote Originally Posted by thedan View Post
    I always train that if the foot is there, take it!


    Dan C
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    If it's there, I'm going to take it
    What have I learned from this???

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    Default Re: The Foot Stomp/Pin:

    As often as I have taken the foot on accident in training, it's gotta be avalible more than I have taken into account.
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