Kicking Tip for Self Defense Coaching: Hands Up!

Kicking Tip for Self Defense Coaching: Hands Up!

Right here's a easy kicking tip to maintain your palms up once you're coaching self-protection expertise. Let me know if it helps!


Dropping one or each arms whereas kicking is a standard dangerous behavior within the martial arts.

Wait! Earlier than you write me an indignant remark, there are occasions when dropping your guard may make sense…

1) You may drop a hand so as to counter-stability a excessive kick.

2) You may drop a hand in an effort to add energy to a kick by way of counter-rotation.

three) You may drop your palms to be able to draw an opponent in a bit of bit nearer.

All of that's wonderful by me. Why? Since you’re dropping your guard on function! I’m speaking concerning the individuals who do not know once they're dropping their guard.

So, right here's a drill. I name it “Holding the Child”. Seize a pillow or a rolled up jacket and fake you’re carrying a child. That’s it! Now, apply your kicks.

I do know it sounds very easy, there’s an enormous distinction between kicking together with your palms behind your physique or in entrance. There's additionally an enormous distinction between kicking together with your palms down or up.

You aim ought to be to construct a behavior of all the time sustaining a robust guard. Upon getting that, then you possibly can select to throw a hand down as a part of your technique any time you need.

You'll be able to apply the identical concept by slinging a belt or tee shirt round your neck. That offers you one thing to hold on to when you apply your kicks. You possibly can even simply seize your personal collar. Straightforward and efficient!

Hey—when you're at it, seize a pair of socks or a tennis ball and put that underneath your chin. That may aid you maintain your chin down and your head straight when you’re throwing kicks as an alternative of letting it bob round.

So, palms up, chin down. Two essential habits that may assist maintain you alive once you’re throwing kicks. 🙂

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WARNING: The recommendation and actions proven on this video are for informational and academic functions solely. Seek the advice of a physician earlier than partaking in any train or martial arts program.



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