Side Kick
  • Start Position:
    • Feet shoulder width apart or closer.
  • Description:
    • Kicking a target to either side.
  • Technique:
    • 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)
    • Rotate hip forward
    • Strike with the blade of the foot (side) and toes pointed down.
    • Return left foot to side position.
  • Targets:
    • Shin if 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
  • Notes:
    • Right kick is done the same.