The key to all kicks is the leg chamber. Chambering is where you lift your knee up and prepare your leg muscles to kick out. Lifting your knee gives you many options to which kick you want to throw.
Develop leg muscles through squats and stretching exercises. Use the wall to build your strength and balance.
Rear Leg Front Kick: LL forward, Bring your RL to your LL foot. Lift your RL up and chamber the knee. Lean your body back a little at your hips as you kick out from the knee. Pull your toes back so you are hitting with the ball of your foot. Make the knee lift, kick, and hip movement work as one to generate power and speed.
Rear leg side kick: LL forward, RL bring forward and lift your knee chambering, pivot on your bottom foot so the toes now point sideways, as you pivot your bottom foot, bring your RL knee across the front so that your hip is turned to the front. Do not let the knee drop as you come across. Extend your leg out from the thigh and then the knee kicking with your heel, foot over parallel with floor. Pull leg back and through to start position.
Rear leg Roundhouse: LL forward. Bring your RL through and lift the knee chambering the leg. Pivot the bottom foot on the ball of the foot, as your hip comes round extend the leg and the knee. Pull your toes down so that you are kicking with the top of your foot. Return the leg to start.
Rear leg reverse side kick: LL forward. Shift your LL over slightly to the right and switch into a reverse stance. Rotate your torso round and look over your right shoulder. Lift your RL up and chamber as you turn, as you reach the point during the turn that you hip is sideways to the front extend your leg kicking with your heel.
Back Kick: LL forward, Look over your right shoulder. Lean forward slightly as you chamber your leg knee to chest. Extend your leg backwards behind you ensuring your toes point to the floor, driving with your heel.
Rear leg outside crescent kick: LL forward, bring your RL to LL and lift knee chambering leg. In one motion bring knee up opposite to your left shoulder extend the leg from the knee as you bring your knee across to right shoulder. Your leg should form an arc in front of you.
Rear leg inside crescent: LL forward. RL bring through and chamber the leg at knee. Extend the leg at the knee out as you lift the leg and it travels from your right shoulder across to in front of left shoulder. It should more in an arc in front of you.
Rear left front hook: LL forward, RL bring forward and lift your knee chambering, pivot on your bottom foot so the toes now point sideways, as you pivot your bottom foot, bring your RL knee across the front so that your hip is turned to the front. Do not let the knee drop as you come across. Extend your leg out from the thigh just to outside of your left shoulder line and then hook the leg back in at the knee to the right shoulder line. Keep your foot parallel with floor. You can kick with the heel, flat of foot or toes.. Pull leg back and through to start position.
Inside leg check: LL forward, Bring RL through and lift the knee chamber the leg, Drive the leg downwards on a diagonal line opposite your LL, pull your toes back and use the inside of your foot to check the incoming leg.
Outside leg check: LL forward. Bring your RL through and chamber your knee, Push your hips forward as you direct your knee outwards outside your right shoulder checking the incoming kick with outside of your shin.
Spinning/Reverse kicks: All spinning reverse kicks are performed in much the same way. LL forward. Pivot your back foot, then turn your front foot and pivot your stance so your feet face away from target, let your hips and torso and shoulders follow your feet. Turn your whole torso round and your head and look over your right shoulder to the front. Now lift your RL up and chamber the kick as your continue the turn. Depending on the kick the chamber will occur in different positions during the turn. Use the torque from your hips and shoulders to whip your body round so your feet now are back facing the front when you land.
Front Leg kicks: Front legs kicks are all performed in general the same as the Rear leg kicks. The main difference is that instead of kicking with your rear leg you are kicking with your front leg. Generally a front leg kick is performed by stepping your back leg to your front leg and then lifting the front leg to perform the kick.
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