How to The Roundhouse Kick - Part 2

The roundhouse kick is one of the most useful kicks. It can be used to target the leg, mid section, or head area. Like all the kicks, it is performed fluidly, rather than mechanically stage by stage.

How to The Roundhouse Kick - Part 2
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I Bring the rear leg forwards to start the kick. I can turn the standing foot out slightly to facilitate turning of the body and hips. My body is aligned for balance.

I Bring the rear leg forwards to start the kick. I can turn the standing foot out slightly to facilitate turning of the body and hips. My body is aligned for balance.

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I turn the standing leg fully to turn the body and hips. When twisting the standing foot I should remain light of my feet, to avoiding injuring the knee when twisting.

I turn the standing leg fully to turn the body and hips. When twisting the standing foot I should remain light of my feet, to avoiding injuring the knee when twisting.

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I extend the hip and knee to reach the target, kicking across it. I hit with the foot or shin.

I extend the hip and knee to reach the target, kicking across it. I hit with the foot or shin.

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I keep my hands in for balance, and to block any retaliation that might come my way. Here, I strike with the instep of the foot. My leg is fully extending for additional reach.

I keep my hands in for balance, and to block any retaliation that might come my way. Here, I strike with the instep of the foot. My leg is fully extending for additional reach.

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My standing leg is slightly bent, to assist balance. My body is aligned. The whole kick should be done seamlessly when performed properly in action.

My standing leg is slightly bent, to assist balance. My body is aligned. The whole kick should be done seamlessly when performed properly in action.

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I lean back at the waist slightly to raise the hips for kicking. My head should remain upright for balance.

I lean back at the waist slightly to raise the hips for kicking. My head should remain upright for balance.

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Snapping the leg back in can stop the opponent catching the leg.

Snapping the leg back in can stop the opponent catching the leg.

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