Leg kicking in traditional Chinese martial arts refers to the various leg methods of hooking up on the toes and using the bottom of the heel palm (Figure 0) as the attack surface, which can be divided into three types according to their different forms of movement: front pedal leg, side pedal leg and back leg.
1. Kick your legs
1. Left leg exercise
First use the left fighting style as a preparatory position, then shift the center of gravity back, the right leg as the support leg, the left leg raised the knee, the toes hooked, quickly forward straight pedal, force the heel, keep the fighting posture with both hands, and look ahead. When the left leg lands on the ground, press down with the hip closed. Essentials:
Kicking the legs should send hip assistance, and the body should be
Leg closure should be rapid (Fig. 1-1, Fig. 1-2, Fig. 1-3, Fig. 1-4).
2. The practice of right leg pedaling
First use the left fighting style as a preparatory position, then shift the center of gravity forward, the left leg as the support leg, the right leg raised the knee, the toe hooked, quickly forward straight pedal, force the heel, both hands maintain the fighting posture, and look ahead. When the right leg lands on the ground, press down with the hip closed. The main points are the same as the left leg exercise (Fig. 2-1, Fig. 2-2, Fig. 2-1).
3. The actual combat application of the leg kick
Positive leg kicks are often used to attack weak links such as the heart, lower abdomen or crotch of opponents, and can be used as an active offensive weapon, and can also prevent opponents from entering in defense, which is a leg method with both attack and defense (Figure 3-1, Figure 3-2).
Second, side pedaling legs
1. The practice of side leg pressing
turn the body left from the upright position, step up with the right foot to the left, swing out on tiptoe, cross your hands in front of the body, and look to the left front; Then spread your hands to the sides of your body, and push your left leg out sharply to the upper left side (Figures 4-1, Figs. 4-2).
2. Practical application of side pedaling legs
Depending on the actual combat situation, you can kick the opponent’s jaw or chest and abdomen (Figure 5-1, Figure 5-2).
Third, back pedal legs
1. The practice of back pedaling legs
Start with a left-fighting stance, step forward with your right foot, quickly turn 180 degrees to the left and back, turn your back to your opponent, lean forward, use your right leg as a support leg, and vigorously kick your left leg back (Fig. 6-1, Fig. 6-2, Fig. 6-3).
2. The actual combat application of the rear pedal leg
The back kick leg, also known as the tiger tail leg, can confuse and lure the opponent in actual combat, and then launch an attack on it by surprise, attacking the opponent’s chest, abdomen, crotch, ribs and other key points (Figure 7-1, Figure 7-2, Figure 7-3).