Are you a boxer wanting to get into kickboxing or Muay Thai?⁣⁣

Or perhaps you are training shadow boxing for general fitness and want to add some variety to your sessions?⁣

Check out our animated guide to 4 fundamental kicks. Then start practicing with our free boxing timer and combo coach.⁣


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Before getting into the 4 kicks, let’s work on the position of your feet and body (the STANCE) and your hands (the GUARD). A good boxing stance brings balance, stability and readiness. 1 - Place your dominant hand and foot at an angle to your target.

Stance & Guard

2 - Raise your dominant hand near your chin with your non-dominant hand slightly covering your face. 3 - Your non-dominant foot should be about shoulder-width apart from your dominant foot and angled slightly away from your target. All our instructions assume you are starting from this position.

Stance & Guard

You may have heard these terms, but what do they mean? Most people are right-handed and will naturally assume the Orthodox stance, with the LEFT arm becoming the LEAD and the RIGHT arm the REAR. Most left-handed people will switch this and assume what we call a Southpaw stance with the RIGHT arm as the LEAD and the LEFT arm as the REAR. The 4 kicks we cover can be executed with either the LEAD or the REAR leg. Our animated guides show the kicks executed from an ORTHODOX stance with the REAR (right) leg.

Orthodox or Southpaw?

Ready? Let’s get into the kicks!

1 - Plant onto one foot and use your hips to bring the kicking leg through the movement.⁣ ⁣ 2 - Stay on the balls of your feet for the planted leg and use your arms to counterbalance the kicking leg.

The Low Kick

1 - Start by planting and pivoting on one leg.⁣ ⁣ 2 - Deliver the strike by lifting your other leg and using the knee and hip to pivot and turn the shin into the target on the opponent.

Roundhouse Kick

1 - Start by planting onto one leg.⁣ ⁣ 2 - Bring your opposite hip and knee in an upwards straight line towards your target.⁣ ⁣ 3 - Return your stance to a fighting position with your guard up.

The Knee

1 - Plant and drive into the ground on one leg.⁣ ⁣ 2 - With the opposite leg bring your knee to your chest and extend the foot directly in front to deliver the strike on target.

The Front Kick

Tap below to see the animated guide.

Want to learn more? ⁣ We also have a guide to the 6 basic boxing punches.