How To Use A Kicking Shield - Martial Arts Training Tool

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How To Use A Kicking Shield - Martial Arts Training Tool

This page provides details on how to use a kicking shield for martial arts training. Kicking shields are thickly padded training tools used primarily as a target for a martial artist's kicks. Whereas a kicking paddle is often used for kicking accuracy, kicking shields are usually used to practice kicking power. Moreover, kicking shields can be carried and used to practice kicks on the move (versus a heavy bag which is stationary).

The holder of the kicking shield will either hold the shield stationary or use it as a semi-moving target. In stationary drills, the holder will keep the shield in one position so the kicker can easily repeat a specific kick (i.e. holding a kicking shield against the side of their body in order to allow students to practice a roundhouse kick). In moving target drills, the holder will change the height, angle and/or distance of the shield in order to force the kicker to try different kicks. However, in the moving target drills, you should keep the shield stationary until your training partner has hit the pad. This will help to prevent your partner from missing the shield and possibly hyper-extending their knee or hitting you.

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