Mawashi geri, roundhouse kick, Ninjutsu
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Description of Ninjutsu mawashi geri
While kicking- the foot that stays on the ground must not stay pointed at the opponent and either has to be turned sideways during the kick or beforehand. This kick can be used at any height but is usually used to the head, heart or thigh. At long distance the back of the leg or the ball of the foot are the point of impact with the opponent and at close distance to the legs its the shin. It is possible moving the kicking leg a bit backwards before the it is sent at the opponent to increase its strength- but this comes at the cost of speed and increases the opponent's ability to block it. The kick can be blocked rather easily once anticipated and must be used effectively in combination with other strikes.