How to Do a Front Kick | Karate Lessons

  The first kick we learn in is the front kick, or. It’s a snapping kick, and there’s an important distinction between snap and thrust. When you thrust something, like the punch, the upper limb is behind the technique. When you snap something, like a front kick, the pivotal joint, the knee, or the elbow […]

How to Do Side Kicks | Karate Lessons

  I’m going to show two side-kicks that we have in Shotokan karate. The snapping side-kick, the yoko geri keage, and the thrusting sidekick, the yoko geri kekomi. The important difference is the knee positioning, and a little bit, the emphasis of the hip, as well. The thrust-kick is more powerful and more penetrative, but […]