Kick FAQs:


Q: Is kick a physical strike using the leg: foot, heel, tibia, thigh or knee?

A: Yes, This type of attack is used frequently by hooved animals as well as humans in the context of stand-up fighting.

Q: Is kick to make it an end result of a faked roundhouse?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick also popular?

A: Yes, and are often showcased in film and television media.

Q: Are kicks taught as tripping techniques?

A: Yes.

Q: Was kick exhibited by Bruce Lee on numerous occasions in his films Enter the Dragon?

A: Yes, and Fist of Fury and The Big Boss.

Q: Is kick done by doing a large circular motion with both feet in succession?

A: Yes, and making the combatant airborne.

Q: Are kicks generally used to keep an opponent at a distance?

A: Yes, and surprise him or her with their range, and inflict substantial damage.

Q: Is kick also known as a heel kick, reverse turning kick, reverse round kick, spinning hook kick, spin kick, or "wheel kick"?

A: Yes, A low reverse roundhouse is also known as a Sweep Kick.

Q: Are kicks commonly practiced in Taekwondo?

A: Yes, and Karate, Wushu, and Muay Thai for fitness, exhibitions and competition.

Q: Is kick intentionally aimed slightly off target in the direction of the kicking foot's toes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kicks typically aimed at targets below the chest: stomach?

A: Yes, and thighs, groin, knees or lower.

Q: Is kick when the user jumps before performing the kick?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kicks not to be mistaken for jumping kicks?

A: Yes, and which are similar maneuvers.

Q: Is kick very similar to a flying kick?

A: Yes, and except that it lacks the running start and the user simply jumps and kicks from a stationary position.

Q: Is kick followed by a Low Side Kick which is in turn followed by a more powerful Side Kick?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick then directed outward from a cross-leg chamber so that the final destination of the kick is a target to the side?

A: Yes, and rather than one that is directly ahead.

Q: Are kicks effective for striking the face or throat?

A: Yes, and particularly against charging opponents, and flying kicks can be effective to scare off attackers.

Q: Is kick where the artist turns his/her body 360 degrees before landing the heel or the ball of his/her foot on the target?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick called the "half-moon" kick but involves the slight arching of the back and a higher lift of the leg to give a larger curvature?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kicks inherently quicker and harder to see and dodge in general they are often emphasized in a street fight scenario?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick directed backwards?

A: Yes, and keeping the kicking leg close to the standing leg and using the heel as a striking surface.

Q: Are kicks often derived from the basic kicks?

A: Yes.

Q: Were kicks introduced to the west in the 19th century with early hybrid martial arts inspired by Asian styles such as Bartitsu and Savate?

A: Yes.

Q: Was kick Andy Hug?

A: Yes, and the Swiss Kyokushinkai Karateka who won the 1996 K-1 Grand Prix.

Q: Are kicks the: flying side kick?

A: Yes, and flying back kick and the flying roundhouse kick, as well as the flying reverse roundhouse kick.

Q: Was kick designed for?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick executed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are kicks commonly directed against helpless or downed targets?

A: Yes, while for more general self-defense applications, the consensus is that simple kicks aimed at vulnerable targets below the chest may be highly efficient, but should be executed with a degree of care.

Q: Is kick mainly used to strike the jaw area of an opponent?

A: Yes, but is also highly effective in the temple region.

Q: Is kick performed by first chambering the kicking leg diagonally across the body?

A: Yes, and then extending the leg in a linear fashion toward the target, while flexing the abdominals.

Q: Is kick called sewo chagi?

A: Yes, and can be performed as either an inward or outward kick.

Q: Are kicks thus a question of the tradeoff between the power that can be delivered vs?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick usually done in the "second" style described in the Side Kick article which "involves shooting the leg forward as in a front kick and then pivoting and turning so" to actually deliver a side kick?

A: Yes.

Q: Was kick popularized in the mid-eighties by Steven Ho in open martial art competitions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is kick typically executed with the upper body straight and balanced?

A: Yes.