PUSH KICK
Day 6 (Tactic 1/2)

Education
Please review the following sections to improve your understanding and movements.

Striking Factors (New Section!)

Moving forward, this new section will quickly outline the 4 main striking factors for a quick review!

Target: Groin (Primary), Torso (Secondary)

Surface Area: Ball of foot to groin, full foot to torso

Range of Motion: Forward Hip Thrust

Combative Range: Long Range


Quick Facts

Status
Primary Lower Body Combative (remember, these are my preferred combatives because they hit my Primary Targets, using harder Surface Areas on my body, and they are the most direct and efficient movements that I can adapt with).

Objective
The Push Kick is one of my favorite and most used lower-body combatives as it leverages force, uses the shortest path to a Primary Target, can significantly shorten the attacker’s frame/height by causing them to bend over from pain, and buys time as the “pushing motion” from the kick creates the distance for me to either escape, pick up an improvised weapon, or close in with more combatives if I have to.

Timing
This is a great tactic to use when someone is in your kicking range or when you want to step into the kicking range and use a longer weapon.

How To

Below is a step-by-step breakdown.

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Step 1 (Front)

Start in your Survival Stance.

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Step 2 (Front)

Raise your near leg so that you have a slight bend in your knee and your foot is flexed exposing the ball of the foot.

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Step 3 (Front)

Fully extend your kicking leg, without locking your knee. Drive your hips slightly forward and the ball of your foot through the target. Keep your arms up.

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Step 4 (Front)

Return to your Survival Stance.

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Step 1 (Back)

Start in your Survival Stance.

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Step 2 (Back)

To use the rear leg, make sure to first slightly pivot your front foot (which will open up your hips for your hip thrust while you kick)

Step 3 (Back)

Raise your rear leg so that you have a slight bend in your knee and your foot is flexed exposing the ball of the foot.

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STep 4 (Back)

Fully extend your kicking leg, without locking your knee. Drive your hips slightly forward and the ball of your foot through the target. Keep your arms up.

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Step 5 (BACK)

Return to your Survival Stance.

Drills

Drill 1

Practice Front Push Kicks using your Front/Near side leg.

 

 

Drill 2

Practice Front Push Kicks using your Back/Rear side leg.