Mawashi geri, roundhouse kick, Ninjutsu

By Yossi Sheriff

Mawashi geri (מאוושי גרי) is a very prominent roundhouse kick in Ninjutsu and has many variations, most of them using the ball of the foot or the Sokushi.

Video of Ninjutsu mawashi geri

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.

Image of sokushi strike point


Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Beginner level of expertise