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Instructions for the Front Leg Side Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique
This page provides details on how to do a front leg side kick (or front foot side kick). Side kicks are powerful kicks but tend to be slower than other basic martial arts kicks (i.e. roundhouse kick). This slower speed is a result of side kicks not being thrown directly at the target (due to the chamber segment of the technique). To reduce this speed disadvantage, many martial artists use a front leg side kick versus a rear leg side kick in sparring tournaments. However, while a front leg side kick has more speed, it also can have less power than a rear leg side kick. To generate more power, many martial artists often use a hopping or skipping technique in order to put greater momentum behind the front leg side kick.
Written Instructions for the Front Leg Side Kick
Karate Instructional Video on Front Leg Side Kicks
Taekwondo Instructional Video on Side Kicks
Kickboxing Instructional Video on Front Leg Side Kicks
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