Kicks

Hip, Knee and Foot Placement

Hip, Knee and Foot Placement

In our previous posts, we’ve been taking a look at the basic kicks; the front snap kick, side kick and roundhouse kick. For this post, we’d be looking at the hip, knee and foot placement for each of these kicks.

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The Front Foot Roundhouse Kick

The Front Foot Roundhouse Kick

The front foot roundhouse kick is another technique in the front foot series, and just like the other basic front foot kicks, it is a technique that focuses more on speed than power.

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Front Foot Side Kick

Front Foot Side Kick

The side kick as seen in the previous lesson can be a powerful technique to master, it is so powerful that it can stun or even knockout your opponent if done correctly.

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The Round Back Kick

The Round Back Kick

The round back kick when done correctly is one of the most powerful kicking techniques in martial arts, and just like every other technique, it goes by different names for different fighting styles.

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How To Do A Roundhouse Kick

How To Do A Roundhouse Kick

The roundhouse kick is one of the most commonly used kicking techniques in martial arts due to its ease of use, range speed, as well as decent power. It is a rotational kick whose mechanics and motions are similar to a soccer kick. It involves a combination of flexibility, balance, coordinating and timing.

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How to Carry out the Side Kick

How to Carry out the Side Kick

The side kick, also known as the twist kick is one of the three basic kicking techniques for beginners in almost every form of martial arts.

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How to Carry out the Front Snap Kick

How to Carry out the Front Snap Kick

The front snap kick is recognized as one of the most common and basic kicking techniques in martial arts, and it is used in almost every fighting style including the Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing and the Muay Thai.

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The Front Foot Kick

The Front Foot Kick

The front foot kick is yet another basic martial arts technique, and it is very similar to the front snap kick. Although it may not be as powerful as the front snap kick, the front foot kick can be used to impart sudden, stunning blows on your opponent which makes it a great technique to have at your disposal.

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