Instructions for a Skipping or Hopping Side Kick - Martial Arts Kicking Technique
This section teaches you how to do a martial arts skipping side kick. This kick is also known as the step behind, hopping or sliding side kick. A hopping or skipping side kick is a great way to quickly close the distance with an opponent and land a powerful kick. For this kick, a student needs to have mastered the basic side kick.
Written Instructions - How to do a Hopping, Skipping, Sliding or Step Behind Side Kick
To perform a hopping or step behind side kick, you start in a fighting stance.
Take a sideways leap towards your opponent then bring your rear foot up to your front foot or beyond your front foot (as your back leg crosses behind your front leg).
As your momentum carries you forward, push off with your rear foot and fire a quick side kick 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 leg side kick (where you must rotate & cock your leg) because it utilizes a front leg side kick.
YouTube Instructions for a Taekwondo Step Behind Side Kick - first 40 seconds of the video
YouTube Instructions for a Taekwondo Skipping Side Kick
YouTube Video of Bruce Lee Using a Hopping Side Kick
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