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King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake – Side Kick Training Video

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A properly executed sidekick is one of the most powerful strikes in martial arts. The side kick refers to a kick that is delivered sideways in relation to the body of the person kicking. There are two areas that are commonly used as impact points in sidekicks: the heel of the foot or the outer edge of the foot. The heel is more suited to hard targets such as the ribs, stomach, jaw, temple and chest. However, when executing a side kick with one’s heel one should pull their toes back so that they only make contact with your heel and not with the whole foot. If a person hits with the arch or the ball of the foot, then that can injure the foot or break an ankle. A standard sidekick is performed by first chambering the kicking leg diagonally across the body, then extending the leg in a linear fashion toward the target, while flexing the abdominals.

Follow this link to watch this informative tutorial presented by Instructor E and Kaeleb Cielo showing how to properly execute an effective Side Kick.

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