Instructions for the Scorpion Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique

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Instructions for the Scorpion Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique

The Scorpion Kick is another dramatic martial arts kick. You need to be extremely flexible because you are bringing your leg up backwards until you can strike a target over your shoulder with your foot. However, this martial arts kick it is not overly practical in a self-defense situation and usually does not generate a lot of power. The Scorpion Kick is mainly used for demonstrations and in martial arts movies.

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Kicking Instructions

  • If you are not extremely flexible, you can try bending down at the waist towards the floor and kicking backwards towards the target in front of you.

Instructional Video on the Scorpion Kick

Martial Arts Movie - Actress Using A Scorpion Kick (near end of video)


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