List of Karate Kicks with Instructions
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List of Karate Kicks with Instructions
This page will help you learn a variety of basic Karate kicks such as Mawashi Geri (roundhouse kick) and Ushiro Geri (back kick). This page also lists the Japanese names for these Karate kicking techniques.
For other Karate techniques and katas, please visit the main Karate section. You should also visit the main Kicking Techniques section to see how these kicks are done by other martial arts styles (i.e. Muay Thai and Taekwondo). This section contains a greater variety of advanced martial arts kicks (i.e. Butterfly Kick) that you can learn in order to increase your overall martial arts knowledge.
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Karate Kicking Techniques
Each kick listed below includes instructional and/or demonstration videos
- Ashi Barai - Foot Sweep
- Fumikomi - Stomp or Stomping Kick
- Gedan Mawashi Geri - Low Roundhouse Kick
- Hiza Geri - Knee Strike
- Kakato Otoshi Geri - Axe Kick - Sometimes only referred to as Kakato Geri.
- Kin Geri - Groin Kick
- Mae Geri - Front Kick
- Mae Geri Keage - Front Snap Kick
- Mae Geri Kekomi - Front Thrust Kick
- Mae Tobi Geri - Jumping Front Kick
- Mawashi Geri - Roundhouse Kick
- Mikazuki Geri - Crescent Kick
- Nidan Tobi Geri also known as Nidan Geri - Jumping Double Front Kick
- Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku - Tornado Kick
- Tobi Geri - Jumping Kick
- Tsumasaki Geri - Toe Kick
- Ura Mawashi Geri - Reverse Roundhouse Kick or Hook Kick
- Ura Ushiro Mawashi Geri - Spinning Reverse Roundhouse Kick, Spinning Wheel Kick, Spinning Hook Kick, etc.
- Ushiro Geri - Back Kick
- Ushiro Geri Keage - Back Snap Kick
- Ushiro Geri Kekomi - Back Thrust Kick
- Yoko Geri - Side Kick
- Yoko Geri Keage - Side Snap Kick
- Yoko Geri Kekomi - Side Thrust Kick
- Yoko Tobi Geri - Jumping Side Kick or Flying Side Kick
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