How To Do A Side Kick

There are a lot of techniques used in martial arts.The side kick is one of the most important weapons in martial arts.It can do a lot of damage due to the generation of power from the hips, back and core.You can side kick with ease if you follow a few steps and practice your technique.

Step 1: The basic side kick is performed in Taekwondo.

One of the most powerful strikes in martial arts is the side kick.Your body is turned sideways makes it safe from counterattacks.Before moving to other side kicks, you should learn the most popular version of the side kick.

Step 2: Hold onto the wall for balance.

The correct side kick technique should be practiced step by step.Hold on to a chair or wall to help you balance.

Step 3: Lift the knee of your front leg while standing sideways.

The blade of your foot should be ready to strike if your ankle is not flexed.The outside edge of your foot is what you will use to hit your target.You should be pointing at the target when you lift your knee.If you want to practice the kicking foot only, you should turn your body sideways during the side kick.This is a straight kick and you have to point your foot at the target.

Step 4: Take your knee out and extend it.

Bring your foot to the opponent’s body height.Think of your big toe lifting up and your little toes pointing down as you try to get as much of the sole facing the ground as possible.Make sure you remember that you will always strike with the blade of your foot.Aim to your opponent’s body.When striking, make sure your toes are higher than your heels.

Step 5: Place your knee on the ground.

Bring your leg down to the ground by bending the knee back to its original position.

Step 6: Work on your foot.

The motion of the standing foot will be added after you have practiced the kicking foot motion.The standing foot is very important for generating power and maintaining balance.Look closely at the movement of this foot.

Step 7: Start by pointing your foot at your target.

You should start from your normal stance.A common fighting stance is to stand with one foot in front and the other in the back.In front of your left shoulder, your right hand would be by your chin.

Step 8: As you start lifting your knee, begin rotating your standing foot.

The side kick should cause your foot to spin 180 degrees.By the time you hit your target, your standing foot will be pointing in a different direction.

Step 9: You can open your hips by rotating your foot.

You can open up your hips by rotating your foot all the way around.The power of the side kick is provided by this rotation.If you push off your foot as it turns, you can use your strong hip, bum and core muscles to drive your kicking foot out at your target.The kick is stronger and harder when you turn power from the ground into power going forward.If you are a beginner, you can rotation your foot to strike your target.As you progress, make sure you rotation your foot at the end of your strike so that your hip is in the kick.This increases power and strength.

Step 10: Keep your knee up.

If you make contact with your foot and bring it back to your body, your knee should be the same position it was when you first brought it up.When you make contact with the target and bring your foot back to your body, your knee should stay at waist height.Dropping your knee will cause a loss of power and will prevent your kick from going through the target.

Step 11: Make contact with the blade of your foot by stretching it out.

Bring your foot into contact with the target by straightening your knee.You should use the same technique that you used earlier, where you flexed your foot to keep your sole facing the ground.

Step 12: Bring your foot back down after you finish your kick.

Bring your foot down to the ground when you bend your knee again.When you land on the ground, turn sideways.The rotation of your foot will point in the direction you are facing.

Step 13: You should practice your side kick a lot.

You have to practice to make sure you retain balance and generate maximum power.If you want to improve your side kick, you should work on your hip mobility and hip strength.

Step 14: The side kick can be used to bring you closer to your target.

The side kick is used to bring you in range of your target so that you can make contact with it.The hop step side kick is a kick.Before attempting the skipping kick, you should master the normal side kick.

Step 15: Start from a normal fighting position.

It is best to practice from this position.A common position is to stand with your left foot in front and right in back.In front of your left shoulder, your right hand would be by your chin.

Step 16: Turn your feet and body in a circle.

When you move forward into your kick, you have an advantage.If you want to move easily from this position, keep your knees bent.

Step 17: Jump up and down at the same time.

The skipping side kick is called thehop or skip.As you jump, move forwards.You should be jumping off both feet at the same time.You won’t be jumping in a big leap.You will be jumping to bring your body and leg to the right place for your side kick.

Step 18: Bring your front knee to your chest as you jump.

You will be able to kick your target if you bring your knee to your chest.

Step 19: Make contact by extending your kick straight out.

The sole of your foot can be touched.It is better to strike with the sole of your foot if you are sparring.If you want to break a brick or board, you should use the heel of your foot.The strength and force of your kick through your foot is the strongest part.

Step 20: Your kicking knee should be straightened by rotating your foot all the way around.

You can gain more power in your kick by rotating your foot until it is facing backwards.Take the strength of your hip into the kick by rotating your foot.The side kick should be the same.

Step 21: Land in front of you.

Bring your foot down to the ground by bending your knee.You will land with your foot in front of you.

Step 22: Practice both sides.

This kick needs to be practiced with the other foot as well.If you practice with both legs, you can develop muscle memory for the kick.It will be easier in sparring sessions.

Step 23: The reverse side kick can be used for power generation.

The normal side kick has a spin in it.The reverse side kick can be used for sparring or when someone is attacking you.The kick is called a spinning side kick.

Step 24: You should start from your stance.

From your fighting stance, you have one foot in front and the other behind.Your back hand should be by your chin with your front hand away from your shoulder.

Step 25: You need to pivot your front leg.

To point behind you or away from your target, turn your front foot.You will turn your foot 180 degrees.You will have to turn your hips at the same time.

Step 26: To look at your target, turn your head over.

The rotation of your foot should be followed by your head.You will be looking over the shoulder that is on the same side as your kicking foot.If your front foot is your right foot, you turn it so that it is pointed back, and then bring your head around counterclockwise.You will look over your left shoulder at your target.

Step 27: Bring your kicking knee to your chest as you swing your leg to the front.

This swing is similar to a side kick.Take your foot off the ground and bend your knee.There should be a straight line between your hip, heel and the target now that your knee is at your chest.If you bring your left knee to your chest, you will continue rotating counterclockwise.There should be a straight line between your left hip and the target.This is the spin of the side kick.The side kick gains additional power from the spin.The stronger your kick is, the quicker your spin is.

Step 28: To hit your target, straighten your knee.

Straighten the knee to hit your target.You can aim for other areas even if you want to hit at chest height.You should hit with the blade of the foot or the heel.Your target will get the most power from these areas.

Step 29: Put your knee on the ground.

Step forward or down with your kicking foot if you bring your knee back to your chest.This will bring you back to your fighting stance with the other foot in front.

Step 30: You can impress your friends with the flying side kick.

The flying side kick is an advanced technique that is often used for demonstration purposes.They can be very effective if they are done correctly.This is a longer range technique than a side kick.This kick is very powerful because of the run-up to it.

Step 31: The fighting position is normal.

A common fighting position is to stand with one foot in front and the other in back, with your body turning almost all the way to the side.Your fist will be by your chin with your left shoulder behind it.

Step 32: You should move towards your target.

If you are kicking a target, you can only take one or two steps, but if you want to jump over it then you need to get a running start.

Step 33: Put your kicking foot up and jump off.

Put your non-kicking foot on the ground and push it off to get into the air.To swing your kicking foot into the front, turn your body to the side.Your opponent cannot sweep your non-kicking foot away from you if you bring your foot up.

Step 34: You should bring your knee to your chest.

If you want to do a normal side kick, be sure to bend your knee up the same as you would for a kick.Keeping your leg straight will lead to a weaker kick because of the bend of your knee.The stronger your kick is, the farther you bring your knee to your chest.Your foot should point towards your target.

Step 35: Straighten your knee.

Straighten at the end of the strike.You need to practice a lot to learn how to time your kick properly.Straighten your knee at the right time and you’ll get a lot of power out of it.The kick barely touches the target, so make sure you are the right distance from your target.

Step 36: The blade of the foot can be used.

The strongest part of your foot is the blade.If you are going for a knock-out kick, you should strike with the heel because it is the strongest part of your body.If you want to help your ankle absorb the impact of the kick, you should strike it with the outside edge of your foot.

Step 37: Place your knee on the ground.

Return your knee to your chest.If you keep turning in the direction of your rotation, you can get back into the proper fighting stance.If you kick with your right foot, you can turn counterclockwise to complete a circle and face the target again.Make sure you land on your feet.

Step 38: The kickboxing side kick can be used for aerobic workouts.

The side kick is a great way to burn calories and work up some sweat.This kick is great for kickboxing.You can use a punching bag, a partner holding a pad or just shadow kick.

Step 39: You need to get in your boxing stance.

Your legs should be spread a bit more than your shoulders, with one leg in front and the other in the back.The kicking leg will be in front.Keep your fists in the air.Try it in both directions, because you should practice this with both legs.You can practice with both legs after practicing with one leg.If you want to protect your face, your hands should be in front of your chin and mouth.To your target, you should be sideways.

Step 40: Bring your knee up to your chest.

Bring it up as high as possible because the bent knee creates power for your shot.

Step 41: Straighten your knee.

Straighten your knee.If you make contact with the blade of your foot, it will be safer for your kick.Make sure you are going in the same direction.You will have to turn your body and hips at the same time.The kick is a stomp motion that gives you strength and power.You could hurt yourself if you lock out your knee.You will want to keep a slight bend.

Step 42: Don’t kick your foot.

The extra power and strength in your kick can be created by rotating your foot at the same time.When you make contact with your target, it should face backwards.If you make contact with the non-kicking foot, it should face backwards.Make sure the rotation is moving correctly during your kick.You are rotating your hips into the kick and it will feel like you are giving back to the target.

Step 43: If you want to land forwards, bend your knee.

Bring your knee back to your chest by bending it again.Place your foot on the ground in front of you.When landing, your non-kicking foot will have to move back to its original position.After your foot is on the ground, you can shuffle back to get away from your opponent.