Yoko Geri Kekomi – Side Thrust Kick

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This is Yoko Geri Kekomi - Side Thrust Kick

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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Main Traditional Karate

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