How To Do A Skipping or Hopping Roundhouse Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique

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How To Do A Skipping or Hopping Roundhouse Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique

This section teaches you how to do a martial arts skipping roundhouse kick. This kick is also a hopping roundhouse or sliding roundhouse kick.

A hopping or skipping roundhouse kick is a great way to quickly close the distance with an opponent and land a kick. This kick is mainly used to score a quick point in sparring because it is less effective for self-defense situations. For this kick, a student needs to have mastered the basic roundhouse kick.

To learn about other martial arts kicks, please visit the main kicking techniques section.

Written Instructions - How to do a Hopping, Skipping or Sliding Roundhouse Kick

  • To perform a hopping or skipping roundhouse kick, you start in a fighting stance.
  • Take a sideways leap towards your opponent then bring your rear foot up to your front foot.
  • As your momentum carries you forward, push off with your rear foot and fire a quick roundhouse kick with your front leg at your opponent.
  • This kick is supposed to be fast and cover a lot of ground. It is also less "telegraphed" than the traditional rear roundhouse kick.

Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Hop Step Roundhouse Kick

Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Skipping Roundhouse Kick

Instructional Video for a Kickboxing Hopping Roundhouse Kick


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