Sticking with what you know is smart.
If you have had a couple years of good Kickboxing training
plus you are getting used to knockdown rules, you will do fine.
Just try not to punch people in the face
videotaping is an excellent training tool. good call on your part.
You have gotten good advice so far. As long as you are training
to fight within the rules (I.e., no clinching, and no elbows) you will
do okay. Kyokushiners tend to move in a lot, your movement may
throw them off a little. Try not to keep to much weight on back leg.
The earlier advice is really good to use the inside low kick. it is quite painful
and if timed correctly can really throw the opponent off of balance.
One thing, a lot of Fighters in knockdown rules will drop their hands
Since they don’t have to worry about punches to the head. Keep
Your guard up at all times, as it will help you to avoid the High round kicks
and the Axe kicks you were talking about. Remember you cant push, or grab
(Grabbing will get you quick warnings in Rochester) so work your distancing
Well, as you cant rely on some of the normal Kickboxing tactics for distance.
Since you are in the division with pads, this means you will not have official
weight classes. Hopefully if there are obvious classes of weight they will divide
Like 4 guys who weight 210 and above, and 4 guys who weight below 200.
But they do not have to as there are no weight classes in Semi Contact. :-(
best of luck!
Say “Hi” to Shihan Monaco for me. I wont be there this year, maybe next year.
P.S, do not be afraid to use your low kick A LOT. assuming you are well conditioned,
Really punish with low kicks. You do not have to worry about eating a jab, or cross
So use it to your best ability. There ae other counters, most not as fast.