You can also try to catch it, but you have to be careful not to take it all in the ribs. You wanna sort of aim your lats towards the kick and catch it as it comes in, then try to sweep or trip. Blocking with your arms, as they teach in TKD, will only get you hurt.
Yes,you want to catch the kick under your lats…BUT never do that towards the kick. You IDEALLY want to catch the kick while taking an angle away from the “power” of the kick. If done right,it will set you up perfectly for some good strikes.
You can block with your arms…as it is taught in Muay Thai. You have drop the elbow of your blocking arm down tightly against your ribcage and twist(not bend) your torso slightly into the kick. Against a strong kick,you can also parry it with your opposite hand. But how often do you really want to take those kicks with your arms??
But like you and everyone has stated,this is a drill…not a sparring session. He needs to just speak up. If the guy is just being an ass and continues to kick full speed,move out of the way when he kicks.
IMO, if you haven’t been taught how to catch kicks, umm, get taught. You get a lot of pain if you ‘slightly’ get it wrong, so you need your coach to show you how to do it. As the general agreement is that a) you need to use your mouth to talk and b) the guy kicking you is a c**tstain cos there’s no reason to go that heavy, I agree with ^ - just move out the way - step back, whatever. Hopefully he will spin around and fall like an ass and you can laugh. Or he will spin around and you can kick him in the back if you want to lol. OR wait until he spins around and smash him over the head with a kendo stick or kettleball.
Again, extreme, but if you’re training somewhere where the people you’re training with are total wankers and aren’t helping you learn, fuck em.