Roundhouse Kick
  • Start Position:
    • Left side facing target, feet shoulder width apart, left foot forward.
  • Description:
    • Rear leg come up and strikes target as body swings to left
  • Technique:
    • Transfer weight to the left leg.
    • Begin turning towards target, weight on front leg.
    • Lift right knee up and close to the body.
    • Unload the left knee as turn is executed to avoid knee injury.
    • Rotate left foot pointing left toe away from kick.
    • Lean slightly to the left at the waist.
    • Point right bended knee at target.
    • Extend right leg outward do not hyperextend the knee.
    • Lower left arm to the side (for balance)
    • Rotate right hip forward
    • Strike with the top of the foot and toes pointed down.
    • Place right foot down wider than shoulder width.
    • Should be facing opposite from start (right 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
  • Notes:
    • Left Roundhouse kick can be done by reversing the above.
    • Don't just rotate foot down, rotate hip forward, the toes will follow.