Tobi mawashi geri - jumping mawashi to the chest

By Yossi Sheriff

Background of Tobi mawashi geri - jumping mawashi to the chest

This kick is used when its user is standing far away from his opponent and to either the left/ right of him- out of the range of most kicks. The technique is meant to close the distance between the two quickly while preparing the body to kick as it lands on the ground- achieving both closing the distance and striking the opponent. The Mawashi kick being used in this technique is meant to strike the opponent with the toes and therefore must be very accurate- it is not a power strike though the jump gives it the needed power.

Description of Tobi mawashi geri - jumping mawashi to the chest

To perform the kick its user jumps towards the opponent. While in mid air- the user prepares his kicking leg (the leg which is further away from the opponent) and releases it as he lands. The kick is a Mawashi kick and is meant to hit the heart.

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Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Intermediate level of expertise

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