How to Do a Spinning Hook Kick/Reverse Turning Kick

The hook kick is one of the most spectacular looking kicks of all. It’s also one of the best knock out kicks. when at full pace it is fluid and fast. However, practice each stage slowly first.

How to Do a Spinning Hook Kick/Reverse Turning Kick
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Begin in a normal side on stance with the kicking leg back. Feet should be parallel

Begin in a normal side on stance with the kicking leg back. Feet should be parallel

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Pivot the front foot and shift your weight onto it as you turn the body round the back of yourself. Start by turning the head, looking at the target over the shoulder, and the body will follow.

Pivot the front foot and shift your weight onto it as you turn the body round the back of yourself. Start by turning the head, looking at the target over the shoulder, and the body will follow.

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Raise the tucked kicking leg up slightly out to the side, ready to sweep across the target with the sole of the foot.

Raise the tucked kicking leg up slightly out to the side, ready to sweep across the target with the sole of the foot.

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After you hit the target, immediately snap the leg back in. This is to stop the opponent catching the leg, to speed up the finishing phase neatly, and to keep your balance as you spin round.

After you hit the target, immediately snap the leg back in. This is to stop the opponent catching the leg, to speed up the finishing phase neatly, and to keep your balance as you spin round.

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