Counter to a Rear Leg Kick - Marine Corps Martial Arts Technique
This page examines techniques that are used to counter a rear leg kick in the Marine Corps martial arts program. Overall, this section focuses on tan belt techniques used by the Marine Corps martial arts program. Information from Public Domain Document, MCRP 3-02B, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
For more Marine Corps techniques, please visit the main Marine Corps Martial Arts Program section.
Counter to the Rear Leg Kick
Counter to the rear leg kick is used when the aggressor executes a front kick with his right leg.
~ From the basic warrior stance, the aggressor should begin by extending his right leg performing a front kick.
~ Step forward and to the left at approximately a 45-degree angle, moving in toward the aggressor.
~ At the end of the movement, the left foot is forward with the toe pointing toward the aggressor. At the same time, raise your left arm and block or deflect the aggressor’s leg.
~ Block with the meaty portion of your forearm. Move out of the way of the strike, which is better than bending down to block the kick.
~ Leave your left arm against the aggressor’s leg while stepping forward and to the right at approximately a 45-degree angle to close with the aggressor.
~ Follow through by applying pressure against the aggressor’s leg to redirect the strike, throwing the aggressor off balance. Continuing to step forward will position you so that you can strike an exposed area on the aggressor.
~ Counter with at least three follow-on techniques to the aggressor’s exposed target areas and return to the basic warrior stance. See figure 2-40.
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- Information from Public Domain Document, MCRP 3-02B, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), http://www.marines.mil/News/Publications/ELECTRONICLIBRARY.aspx, Added - 04/17/15
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