Kickbox Moves
The Jab Punch
  • Front stance to target
  • Chin tucked in.
  • Aim through the target not at target surface.
  • Align the first two knuckles with the target.
  • Extend shoulder and hips into the punch for power.

  • TARGETS:

    • Just below nose
    • Solar Plexus - center of rib cage below chest bone
The Roundhouse Punch
  • Front stance to target
  • Chin tucked in.
  • Aim through the target not at target surface.
  • Align the first two knuckles with the target.
  • Maintain an arc up the arm to the shoulder.
  • Extend shoulder and hips into the punch for power.

  • TARGETS:

    • Side of the head (temple, rear of jaw)
    • Side of abdomen near kidneys
The Power Punch
  • Oblique stance to target, one foot back
  • Chin tucked in.
  • Punch with rearward arm.
  • Aim through the target not at target surface.
  • Align the first two knuckles with the target.
  • Maintain straight line up the arm to the shoulder.
  • Rotate hips forward and extend shoulder towards target.

  • TARGETS:

    • Just below nose
    • Solar Plexus - center of rib cage below chest bone
The Left Hook Punch
  • Left leg forward, boxing stance.
  • Transfer weight to front leg.
  • Arm forms a tight 90 degree angle.
  • Twist the whole upper body forward, rotating left foot.
  • Extend left arm to punch across the front of body
  • Extend punch all the way through to the right side.
  • Keep right hand at the defense position.

  • TARGETS:

    • Jaw
    • Ribs (opponents right side)
    • Nose
The Front Kick - Forward Leg
  • One foot forward, the other 8 - 12 inches behind.
  • Feet about shoulder width.
  • Transfer weight to the rear leg.
  • Look at target.
  • Lift knee to highest position.
  • Lean back slightly at the waist.
  • Extend leg, but do not hyperextend the knee.
  • Strike with the ball of the foot.
  • Return foot to forward position.

  • TARGETS:

    • Shin
    • Just below kneecap
    • Groin
    • Above waist (hand, face) only for the advanced student
The Front Kick - Rearward Leg
  • One foot forward, the other 8 - 12 inches behind.
  • Feet about shoulder width.
  • Transfer weight to the forward leg.
  • Look at target.
  • Lift knee to highest position.
  • Lean back slightly at the waist.
  • Extend leg, but do not hyperextend the knee.
  • Strike with the ball of the foot.
  • Return foot to behind position.

  • TARGETS:

    • Shin
    • Just below kneecap
    • Groin
    • Above waist (hand, face) only for the advanced student
The Side Kick - Left Kick (do opposite for right kick)
  • Feet shoulder width apart or closer.
  • Transfer weight to the right leg.
  • Look at target to the left.
  • Lift left knee up and inward towards body.
  • Lean slightly to the right at the waist.
  • Rotate right foot pointing toe away from kick (unload knee on turn).
  • Maintain front stance.
  • Extend left leg outward do not hyperextend the knee.
  • Lower right arm to the side (for balance)
  • Strike with the blade of the foot (side) and toes pointed down.
  • Return left foot to side position.

  • TARGETS:

    • Shin if is target front is facing you
    • Side of kneecap if target side is facing you
    • Groin if target front is facing you
    • Side of thigh if target side is facing you
    • Above waist (hand, face) only for the advanced student
The Roundhouse Kick
  • Right side facing target, feet shoulder width apart.
  • Transfer weight to the right leg, bend front leg.
  • Look at target to the right.
  • Lift left knee up and inward towards body.
  • Begin turning towards target, weight on front leg.
  • Unload the knee as turn is executed
  • Lean slightly to the right at the waist.
  • Rotate right foot pointing toe away from kick.
  • Point left bended knee at target
  • Extend left leg outward do not hyperextend the knee.
  • Lower right arm to the side (for balance)
  • Strike with the ball of the foot and toes pointed down.
  • Place left foot down wider than shoulder width.
  • Should be facing opposite from start (left side to target)

  • TARGETS:

    • Side of kneecap if target side is facing you
    • Side of thigh if target side is facing you
    • Side of abdomen (kidney area)
    • Above waist (hand, face) only for the advanced student