Begin in a side on stance, feet two shoulder widths apart, with the kicking leg back. Feet should be parallel, pointing slightly to the side. Keep the guard up throughout.
Drive the rear leg forwards as if to knee an opponent. Keep the body upright, with the weight on the standing foot.
Straighten the kicking leg by extending the knee towards the target. You should aim to strike with the ball of the foot by pulling the toes back.
Recover the kicking leg by snapping it back into the flexed position as you prepare to set it down.
Set the kicking foot down landing forwards as you complete the kick. From here you can either perform additional moves, or return to the starting position.