In the school I train at, I am known to kick a huge amount, most of what I do is kicking, and I was just wondering if I should be doing this sort of kick. It is my personal variation of what to do for my (front leg and back leg) Roundhouse Kick. I like to throw the kick, and I usually make impact with my ankle, top of the foot, and the bottom part of my shin. I only throw this kick if I know it will hit the body. I am wondering if this is an okay kick to throw. I discovered this habit when I was having a friend critique me on my kicks, while I was kicking a heavy bag. He told me I was kicking with the ankle, and I was surprised. I never noticed I did, but I've been kicking this way for a good while now. I wanted to try to change it into a kick where I make impact with the shin primarily, but it is hard to get in that close, (I'm not a very tall person haha) and still be in good kicking range. Ever since I found out I was kicking with the ankle, top of the foot, and bottom of the shin, I have used it to tweak my power of the kick, and also have changed the primary part that makes impact. If I want to have a light tap, that wont hurt much for the other person, I hit with more foot than anything. If I want a balance, I hit with the way I described in my question, more ankle, top of the foot, and bottom part of the shin. If I want to do more damage or a more powerful kick, I hit with more shin. I am just wondering if there is any real problem with me kicking this way. I haven't hurt myself doing this kick *knock on wood*, but I am just wondering if there is anything that I shouldn't be doing regarding this way I throw my kick.