Sokugyaku geri - heel kick
Video of Heel push kick to the chest
Improving Ninjutsu push kick flexibility
The kick is designed to hit an opponent standing in front. The kick can be separated to 2 different parts: The main focus points are to raise the knee to your chest while maintaining the other foot on the ground. In addition, the foot of the kicking leg should hit your opponent with its heel. Moving the leg is not enough though, the entire pelvis must push as well and that is where the true source of this kick's power. When done properly the kick is accomplished in one swift motion and upon impact leaves the opponent completely winded.
In Japan, this technique was sometimes used against an armored enemy, hitting through the armor.
Practice drill for push kick, Sokugyaku geri
List of techniques that use a Sokugyaku geri - heel kick
|Uses Push kick
|Kasumigake no kata, Chuden Gata level, Kukishin Ryu
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