Crescent strike kick, Mikazuki Sokushi geri - Ninjutsu
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Description of Mikazuki Sokushi geri - chinese kick
This kick is meant to hit an opponent standing to the side of the user. It doesn't possess the power of the push kick and therefore is more effective to the face where an accurate quick strike can have a big impact.To perform the kick raise the knee (the one closer to the opponent) while twisting the pelvis slightly away from the opponent (to give the kick momentum) then with another twist of the pelvis towards him whip the leg to strike him. This kick is meant to be quite effortless and doesn't require much power to be effective. It is sort of a whipping strike.