Published On: Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

How to Do a Back Kick or Ushiro Geri

How to Do a Back Kick or Ushiro Geri

Back Kick or Ushiro Geri

This is the strongest technique that really, in my opinion, exists in our standard karate movements. It’s the strongest because it’s the leg which is stronger than the arms, it’s a thrust which is stronger than a snap, you have the hip rotation which is one source of creating power and you also have weight-displacement which is another source of creating power. So it combines all these large-scale power aspects into one technique. Sometimes with the thrusting technique, they’re a little slower but because we have the hip twist, it speeds it up.

About the Author

- Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts. He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, and a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America. www.petersoto.com

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