Yoko Geri is a sidekick and Kekomi means thrusting, so this is a thrusting sidekick. A sidekick is always powerful but if the kick is thrusting can be considered even more powerful and it can create a lot of damage. This is can be used in Kumite or sparring and in self-defense techniques.
- You can increase the power by crossing your legs as you prepare your kick with Kake Dachi.
Yoko Geri Kekomi Step by Step
- Your starting position will be your current fighting stance with your right foot back
- Lift and bring your knee up, now adjust your hip being sideways your target
- Align your shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and lastly your foot on your sidekick pushing your opponent away from you
- Go back to your fighting stance
Yoko Geri tips by the German Team KI
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