How to Block Kicks – 6 Basic Kick Blocks | Effective Martial Arts
Hi I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial Arts. In this lesson, the 6 ways to block kicks. Alright, 6 basic ways to block kicks, here’s a quick overview first. First, roundhouse
kick block, here, same thing on the other side. Two: high roundhouse, to the face, with
both arms. Three: outside deviation, four: inside deviation, five: groin kick deviation,
and six, inside leg kick slip. Now let’s see what it looks like applied.
Right here, so roundhouse block, that could work for low, I’ll just lift my leg high enough
to stop the kick, making sure my knee goes out to the outside so I can stop it, and my
leg is solid, I don’t want it to curve in, I want to check the kick as it’s coming in.
Low kick, roundhouse, there we go. If it comes higher, I’ll just lift my leg a little bit
higher, and bring my elbow to my knee to close the gap. Again, middle roundhouse, there we
go, nice and far to the outside, same thing. And if it comes even higher, I see it coming
to the face, high roundhouse kick block with both hands, like so, in my front fighting
twist. There we go, one more time, excellent. Now, we got the outside deviation, I’m gonna
use that to expose her back, so when she’s kicking with this leg, either with a front
or a side kick, here, deviate to the outside. I’m just using my hips, and my arm slightly
to deviate to the outside, here, so it misses my body. Again, there we go, stop. Now we
got the inside deviation, so I’m gonna use my elbow as a pivot point, go down, keeping
my elbow in front, I do not want to pull my elbow back as I do this. In front, then I’m
gonna use my hips to turn in, using my forearm to deviate the kick so it misses my body.
That’s gonna be when it’s a front or side kick with the other leg, over here. Doesn’t
require a lot of strength, just timing and precision, inside deviation. Next is the groin
kick deviation. So groin kick, here, I don’t want that obviously, so I’m gonna push the
kick to the side with my lead leg, groin kick deviation, like this, one more time, and like
that. Alright, so the groin kick deviation. Last one is the inside leg kick, inside leg
kick. I’m gonna want to slip that, that could hurt. So I’m gonna push my leg back, and keeping
my head there. Notice that my head does not move. Again, timing it well, that puts me
in a good position to counter. Alright, so once again, those are the 6 basic
ways to block kicks. One: low or middle roundhouse, two: high roundhouse, three: outside deviation,
four: inside deviation, five: groin kick deviation, six: inside leg kick slip.
And those are the 6 basic ways to block kicks. Stay tuned to our channel, subscribe, we’re
gonna learn some cool counter-strikes to go with that in a future video. Leave a comment
if you have any questions, click like if you enjoyed, and till next time, I’m Patrick Fulop,
this is Effective Martial Arts, and remember, practice well, safety first, and use these
techniques only for self-defense.