How to Kick – The 4 Basic Kicks | Effective Martial Arts
Hi, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial
Arts. In this lesson, the 4 basic kicks. Alright, so the 4 basic kicks you need to
know to begin your martial arts training are as follows.
1: Side Kick with the front leg, 2: Front Groin Kick, 3: Front Push Kick, and 4: Roundhouse.
Once again from the other side. 1: Side Kick with the front leg, 2: Front Kick to the groin,
3: Front Push Kick, move forward, and 4: Roundhouse, step, swing, come back.
Now lets look at them applied. Right here, on our friend.
Side Kick, always good to aim low to start, easier to execute, easier to land as well.
So I’m gonna aim for the thigh, right here. And kick, make sure my heel is pointing towards
the target. And Front Kick to the groin, he doesn’t really have a groin, but imagine he
does. It’s going up right here, in between the legs, and I’m gonna be hitting with the
last part of the shin over here, not the toes, because you can hurt yourself. So I go straight
up in between the legs, use your hand over here for a counterweight. Lead with your knee,
leg follows. Front push kick, little bit different, it’s
gonna go straight either to the plexus, or if you can, to the chin. So go in a straight
line, forward. See if I can get the chin, boom, there we go. Like that.
And the Roundhouse Kick, coming from the side, you can use it to strike the thigh, knee if
you want to be dirty, and ribs, right here. Roundhouse, nice momentum, stay loose, stay
relaxed. And, if you can manage, if you have the flexibility, face. Same thing, let’s go
once again. Like that, Roundhouse. OK. Now let’s look at each one of those kicks
in more detail. So, from your basic fighting stance. Front leg Side Kick. I’m gonna bring
it up, and point my heel straight towards the target, so I get it lifted up and turn
my hips at the same time. And then I’m gonna extend in a straight line going forward, my
heel is staying in line with my hip, straight line, come back. At the point of impact, make
sure your hips are in. Check out the full Side Kick tutorial for more details, and some
cool drills to practice your Side Kick. Next, the Front Groin Kick, back leg, you’re
gonna go into it, with your hips, lead with your knee, leg extends, goes straight up,
strike the groin, come back. Groin Kick. Front Push Kick, little bit different, I’m
gonna bring my knee up higher, so that I could extend my foot in a straight line going forward,
hitting with the ball of the foot. That’s your Front Push Kick, creating distance.
And you got your Roundhouse Kick, coming from the side. I’m gonna step out, create momentum
with my hands, here, turn my hips, push off the ground with my back leg, pop my hips into
the movement, lead with my knee once again. Your knee points to where you want to hit,
so if you hit low, knee low, if you wanna hit high, knee high. OK, you’re gonna go over
here, follow through the movement, throw your hand back at the point of impact to create
a counterweight, add momentum, add speed. Once you’re here, you can’t see the target
anymore, you’re gonna pivot around, bring your foot to the ground, pivot around quickly
so you can get your eyes right back on target, and legs supple so you can stop your rotation
and have good stability. So, here, here, and recover, nice and stable.
OK, so once again, those are your 4 basic kicks, front leg Side Kick. Back leg, Front
Groin Kick, #2. #3: Front Push Kick, with the back leg. And #4, Roundhouse with the
back leg, recover. 4 basic kicks. Leave us a comment below, tell us which one
you find the most challenging to practice. And we’re gonna have some more tutorials for
each one, we’ve got the Side Kick, some more are coming. And subscribe to our channel for
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it, and till next time, I’m Patrick Fulop, this is Effective Martial Arts, remember:
practice well, safety first, and use these techniques only for self-defense.