Originally Posted by Ramma
Yeah that can be dangerous because your one side is essentially unprotected, especially if you are in closed stance. It is a free head kick if you go against someone like me who can get that leg high quick and sneak it in. If you are in open stance (lefty vs. righty) it is a little safer. If you throw the punch as more of a feeler and look to really land the kick at the end, you shouldn't have to worry too much.
I do throw the punch more as a feeler. My primary intention is to land that body kick with intensity to a point that I don't care as much if the punch even lands. I find most guys either move back to avoid the punch and gets caught with a kick or they block with a high guard and still gets caught with a kick. I'm just afraid that one day while striking with someone [who's much more proficient], he will throw a right hook or high right kick (as you mentioned) right before I let my kick go.
I do switch stances a lot when doing that combo, so I think it keeps me safe from them predicting when it's going to come.
I notice I'm much better with kicks than punches. If a guy closes in effectively, I'm done lol. Well that's where my push kick comes in nicely. You know what I find funny... when guys don't check leg kicks that often. My strategy is to shatter their lead leg from the inside and outside.