A front kick that strikes with the ball of the foot is most commonly used in martial arts such as Karate. In Karate, this kick is known as Mae Geri. For more instructions on different martial arts kicks, please visit our main kicking techniques page.
Raise your knee
Thrust your foot forward
Hit the target with the ball of your foot
Make sure your toes are bent upwards (away from target) as it is easy to break your toes with a misplaced kick
Quickly withdraw your leg (to avoid being grabbed) and move back into a fighting position
Instructional Video for a Karate Front Kick
Shotokan Karate Instructional Video on Mae Geri (Front Kicks)
Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Front Kick (Ball of Foot)
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