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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.