Happō Keri – Eight-directional kicking

By Yossi Sheriff

Happō Keri, 八方蹴, is the Ninjutsu term for kicking in eight directions. This training technique consists of four Ninjutsu kicks done, alternately, with both legs. Happō Keri is a part of the Chi Ryaku no Maki, the Bujinkan methodical list for trainees.

The four kicks are:

The kicks are done in succession and thus improve balance and spatial orientation.

Videos of the four Happō Keri kicks

Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Beginner level of expertise