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A kick is when you forcibly thrust the foot outward. By definition, a kick uses the foot as the striking surface; therefore, strikes using the skin or knee are not kicks, they are strikes. However, in the martial arts, a kick is commonly defined as striking with any part of the leg.

Kicks are used by most of the martial arts and some specialize in using them. Taekwondo has always been known for is its kicks; its high kicks are one of the things differentiate it from other martial arts.

ARTICLES

ABOUT KICKS

Ways kicks are used: Ways are used in martial arts.

Types of kicks: Different ways to kick.

Powerful kicks: Pivot for power.

Devastating kicks: Kicks that end the fight.

Lethal kicks: Kicks that may kill.

Quicker kicks: How to kick more quickly.

KICKING TECHNIQUES

Evolution of taekwondo kicks: The development of taekwondo sparring kicks.

Kicking tips: Some basic tips on kicking.

Front kicks: The basic front kick and more.

Back kicks: Kicks where your back is toward the target.

Side kicks: Kicks with your body perpendicular to the target.

Round kicks: Kicks that circle from the outside to the inside with the knee pointed inward.

Hook kicks: Kicks that circle from the outside to the inside with the knee pointed outward and the leg bending/hooking into the target.

Crescent kicks: Kicks that circle from the inside to the outside or from outside to the inside with the knee pointed upward.

Heel kicks: Kicks that circle from the outside to the inside with the knee pointed outward with the leg kept straight.

Axe kicks: Very simple kick, raise the leg up, pull the leg down.

Twist kicks: Awkward but versatile kicks.

Knee kicks: Close range leg attacks.

Shin kicks: The old English sport of purring.

Ground kicks: Kicks from a position on the ground.

Other kicks: Other ways to kick.

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