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    Conor McGregor does a kick that's "never been seen before..."

    At 5:35.


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    Unless you know Bung Bo.

    At :05.



    In Bung Bo we use the hands at the same time. Defends the high line and makes the kick harder to see.

    McGregor just did the kick by itself. Not as good tactically.
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    Yes, not using the hands at the same time makes it not such a useful move. Although when I trained Beng Bu, I never really cared for that kick myself. IMO, it puts the user in an awkward position, even if it were to land.

    Since Conor is a big admirer of BL, it's also possible that he could have gotten the idea from watching him.

    Although different from the Beng Bu kick, the snappy little behind-the-back upward sole kick at 0:02 is commonly seen in many northern Long Fist and Eagle Claw forms:



    Continued next post...
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    ...continued from previous post...

    Also, BL seemed to like showing weird, behind-the-back twisting moves, like the low leg sweep at 1:32 and, once again, showing the upward snapping sole of foot slap at 1:57:



    He also showed that same weird leg sweep against Chuck Norris. It's an unusual take on the traditional northern-style leg sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Yes, not using the hands at the same time makes it not such a useful move. Although when I trained Beng Bu, I never really cared for that kick myself. IMO, it puts the user in an awkward position, even if it were to land.
    Try it at shin level on a Muay Thai heavy bag. If you skip/step in and drop with the kick, you get a lot of power.

    The hands will counterbalance the kicking force and can let you steal step into a Dun Pak(like Osoto Gari)takedown if you grab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -N- View Post
    If you skip/step in and drop with the kick, you get a lot of power.
    McGregor didn't have much behind the kick. Add a lead backhand and a driving step for a good setup.

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    -N-,
    Good find! The "treasure kick", who'd a thunk it?
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