Martial Arts Training & Fitness : Roundhouse Kick for Martial Arts Fitness
The next kick we’re going to learn is a roundhouse
kick. To do it technically right, I would like to break these kicks down so you can
really feel how the technique works and how your body should feel if you’re doing it right.
You can hold on to your couch at home or any desk or anything that supports you. You’re
going to pivot your supporting foot out like that and you’re going to take your foot and
pull your knee back like this. Now, if you can, your heel should be touching your bottom.
Your back is slightly arched and your toe is pointed. You’re going to let go of your
foot and put your hand here. You’re going to kick out and in. Now, this part does not
move. This is like it’s on a hinge. Now, see if I’m like this, see how the line is broken.
You want to be straight back like this and have a straight line here. You’re going to
kick out and in like that. You’ll really feel your hip burning if you’re doing it right.
That is the best way to start to practice your roundhouse kick. Once you get a little
stronger, you can add an ankle weight on to do some bar work. You’re going to go out and
in, out and in, out and in. With your toe pointed, you’re going to be hitting with your
in step and back. Then you’re going to of course, go to the other side. Always work
both sides evenly. Pull your foot back, lift up this hand, and then out and in, out and
in. Do about 15 reps on each side and you can work up from there.