What if low kicks were allowed in Taekwondo?

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What if Taekwondo allow low kicks?

Low kicks are mostly in Muay Thai and MMA for example, and it requires very conditioned shins to be able to handle too much powerful low kicks to that part of the legs.

Here are some tips that can help to condition your shins:

1. Start with low impact exercises: Begin by doing low impact exercises like shadowboxing or hitting a heavy bag. This will help you build up your tolerance to impact. 

2. Gradually increase impact: As you start to get comfortable with low impact exercises, you can gradually increase the impact by practicing on a heavy bag or padded makiwara. Do not try to push yourself too hard too fast as it can lead to injury. 

3. Strengthen your legs: Stronger legs will help absorb impact and protect your shins. Incorporate exercises like squats, lunges, and calf raises into your training regimen.

4. Use shin guards: When sparring or practicing with a partner, use shin guards to protect your shins. 

5. Rest and recover: Take time to rest and recover after each training session. This will give your body time to heal and adapt to the impact. 

Remember, conditioning your shins takes time and patience. Be consistent with your training and listen to your body to avoid injury.

A strong kick to the shin can easily stop the legs from working, and we can see some fights where some fighters can not even stand up or even walk after receiving a very powerful kick to the legs.

In Taekwondo, the new generation of athletes are not conditioned as the fighters who were active 20 or 30 years ago, especially that several gears are used for the protection such as shin guards, which decrease the effect of any full contact between the two athletes.

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