Strikeforce lightweight K.J. Noons is generally viewed as being little more than a boxer who moonlights as a Mixed Martial Artist. However, Noons actually comes from a kickboxing background influenced by his father’s accomplishments in the sport and has more than a good left/right hand to work with.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Noons (who fights Billy Evangelista this weekend at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal), breaks down the high-kick and offers some advice on the most powerful, precise way to throw it.