Kenpo Karate Kicks

Posted By PeterSoto On Friday, December 8th, 2017 With 0 Comments

American Kenpo Karate Kicks

American Kenpo Karate Kicks, these are the kicks we were taught in our Kenpo school, most schools might have different kicking techniques or even less in their requirements. But you will find that most of these are used at most Kenpo Karate Studios nowadays. You might also find that one kick could have a different name and also found at a different belt rank requirement as well.

Kicks in Kenpo Karate

  1. Front Snap Kick
  2. Side Snap Kick
  3. Back Snap Kick
  4. Round House Kick
  5. Front Chicken Kick
  6. Spinning Outward Reverse Crescent
  7. Front Thrust Kick
  8. Side Thrust Kick 
  9. Back Thrust Kick
  10. Shovel Kick
  11. Inward Crescent Kick
  12. Outward Crescent Kick
  13. Front Scoop Kick
  14. Back Scoop Kick
  15. Front Stomp 
  16. Side Stomp
  17. Back Stomp
  18. Spinning Back Kick
  19. Front Thrusting Heel Kick
  20. Inverted Front Thrusting Heel
  21. Rotating Heel
  22. Front Cross Side Stomp
  23. Rear Cross Side Stomp
  24. Front Roundhouse Sweep
  25. Reverse Roundhouse Sweep
  26. Reverse Roundhouse Kick
  27. Front Roundhouse Heel
  28. Hook Kick
  29. Jumping Side Kick

Recommendations for your kicks in Kenpo Karate

  • Always warm up before kicking drills.
  • Always stretch before kicking drills.
  • Keep your hands up.
  • Keep your back straight.
  • Don’t force the kick if your flexibility is not enough.
  • Stretch your legs, hips and lower back.
  • Before you throw a kick you need to know the target.
  • Don’t overextend your leg when you kick.
  • Remember that the force you are producing has to be transferred onto something otherwise you will hurt your knees.

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