How to Do a Back Kick

The back kick is a penetrating attack usually to the mid section. It can break ribs and easily wind someone. It is also known as the spinning back kick because the turning motion is a fast spin.

How to Do a Back Kick
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From the regular stance, I turn in the reverse direction. This draws my rear leg in towards me. With my back facing the opponent, I prepare to drive the kick. I look over the shoulder for accuracy.

From the regular stance, I turn in the reverse direction. This draws my rear leg in towards me. With my back facing the opponent, I prepare to drive the kick. I look over the shoulder for accuracy.

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I extend the leg and drive the heel straight through the opponent. It is important I drive the heel through a direct and straight line with speed and precision for maximum power.

I extend the leg and drive the heel straight through the opponent. It is important I drive the heel through a direct and straight line with speed and precision for maximum power.

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I need to control the recovery phase of the kick so that I set the kicking leg back down. I want to land in a strong position (stance) so that I am able to respond to the opponents next move quickly.

I need to control the recovery phase of the kick so that I set the kicking leg back down. I want to land in a strong position (stance) so that I am able to respond to the opponents next move quickly.

4
I need to look over my shoulder for accuracy and as I spin round the back ready to launch the kick. I also need to tuck my leg in preparation for maximum turning power and balance.

I need to look over my shoulder for accuracy and as I spin round the back ready to launch the kick. I also need to tuck my leg in preparation for maximum turning power and balance.

5
As I land the kick, I need to stop the spinning motion. This can be done by driving into the target and anchoring the weight there, or extending the body as a counter weight to the spinning motion.

As I land the kick, I need to stop the spinning motion. This can be done by driving into the target and anchoring the weight there, or extending the body as a counter weight to the spinning motion.

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Whipping the leg back in prevents the opponent catching it if I miss.

Whipping the leg back in prevents the opponent catching it if I miss.

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I need to locate the target over my shoulder before I launch the kick. The heel is exposed, and the back is facing the target on the initial turn.

I need to locate the target over my shoulder before I launch the kick. The heel is exposed, and the back is facing the target on the initial turn.

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The back is facing the target to prevent over spinning. If I over spin, I will lose the direct driving power which can penetrate the opponent and cause serious damage.

The back is facing the target to prevent over spinning. If I over spin, I will lose the direct driving power which can penetrate the opponent and cause serious damage.

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