The Karate SideKick is a fundamental move practiced by the effective martial artist. Students at Allen Sarac’s Professional Karate Centers in Las Vegas Nevada went over kicking techniques in class. Today, we'll review the Side Kick.
All classes started with an understanding of the importance of stretching and positioning for a sidekick. (Step #1)
When you are kicking it is imperative to have a proper and balanced stance in order to perfectly aim at your target. It allows your body to become more effective in applying the most amount of force towards your target.
The mini ninjas were able to accomplish this today by learning foot coordination techniques in order to learn how to properly do a step behind sidekick.
The adult class also practiced kicking techniques with step behind side kick drills added to their workout. These techniques will help to not only enhance the kicks of our students at the Professional Karate center, but to also strengthen their legs, improve their flexibility as well as providing an exhausting class in cardio.
Here's a fun way to increase your stamina while learning. Grab a partner and see how many step behind sidekicks that you can do in under two minutes. Then change places and count for your partner. Don't forget, watch body position, knee and foot position, and thrust so you can help your partner improve.
Three of the most important technique and drills to remember while sidekicking is:
And remember to practice
I hope you find these suggestions and the 3 tips to improve your karate sidekick helpful. But please remember, practice these slow and precise because practice doesn't make perfect... perfect practice makes perfect!
-GrandMaster Allen Sarac