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). That 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

  1. Ashi Barai - Foot Sweep
  2. Fumikomi - Stomp or Stomping Kick
  3. Gedan Mawashi Geri - Low Roundhouse Kick
  4. Hiza Geri - Knee Strike
  5. Kakato Otoshi Geri - Axe Kick - Sometimes only referred to as Kakato Geri.
  6. Kin Geri - Groin Kick
  7. Mae Geri - Front Kick
  8. Mae Geri Keage - Front Snap Kick
  9. Mae Geri Kekomi - Front Thrust Kick
  10. Mae Tobi Geri - Jumping Front Kick
  11. Mawashi Geri - Roundhouse Kick
  12. Mikazuki Geri - Crescent Kick
  13. Nidan Tobi Geri also known as Nidan Geri - Jumping Double Front Kick
  14. Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku - Tornado Kick
  15. Tobi Geri - Jumping Kick
  16. Tsumasaki Geri - Toe Kick
  17. Ura Mawashi Geri - Reverse Roundhouse Kick or Hook Kick
  18. Ura Ushiro Mawashi Geri - Spinning Reverse Roundhouse Kick, Spinning Wheel Kick, Spinning Hook Kick, etc.
  19. Ushiro Geri - Back Kick
  20. Ushiro Geri Keage - Back Snap Kick
  21. Ushiro Geri Kekomi - Back Thrust Kick
  22. Yoko Geri - Side Kick
  23. Yoko Geri Keage - Side Snap Kick
  24. Yoko Geri Kekomi - Side Thrust Kick
  25. Yoko Tobi Geri - Jumping Side Kick or Flying Side Kick


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