Spinning Hook Kick
  • Start Position:
    • Similar to Hook Kick, but with a 180 degree turn.
  • Description:
    • The spinning hook kick is applied from a fighting stance using the back leg. It begins with a turn of the head, followed by the upper body, pulling the back leg around and then through to the target area.
  • Technique:
    • From a fighting stance with right foot forward, look over left shoulder
    • Let the upper body follow your head
    • Acquire the target visually
    • Lean slightly right
    • Bring knee close to body and extend towards target like a hook kick
    • Strike with heel of foot
    • Follow through by using the hamstring to move leg through target
  • Targets:
    • Side of knee (back region of side knee)
    • Back of knee
    • Jawline
    • Temple area of head
    • Back, upper (acts as a push), lower (can cause pain)
    • Abdomen (if beside opponent)
  • Notes:
    • Just like with the hook kick, this kick is partly for show. However, it can be applied as a potentially strong self-defense weapon.
    • The seasoned self-defense practitioner can apply this kick with extreme precision and powerful results. My suggestion is that this not be used in competition due to it's capabilities for destruction.
    • Submitted by Kevin M. Helton