The hook kick is one of the most frequently used leg techniques in Jeet Kune Do, so named for its curved hook in the line of its leg attack. Hook kick is a kicking method that drives the calf to strike from the outside to the inside by quickly lifting the knee, and can produce a strong explosive force when the supporting foot rotates and the body twists.
It can be used for direct attacks, feints, counterattacks, as a starting technique for combo attacks, and for bridging opponents during melee hits. The main kick sites are the knees, thighs, crotch, ribs, chest, and head.
1. Right leg hook kick
[Method of action]
Stand on the right swing pile. While moving the left foot forward to the right foot position, the right leg is rapidly jerked to the knee, and the calf is 45 with the ground. , the ankles are relaxed, the supporting legs are slightly bent, and the upper body is slightly tilted. Kick the ground with the supporting soles of the feet as the axis, twist the waist counterclockwise and turn the knees as the axis to eject the calves towards the kicking target, and the force reaches the instep of the foot. （2-46①②③)
Confrontation between enemies and us. When the opponent attacked, I quickly stepped sideways, pulled the opponent’s upper body diagonally downwards with both hands, and at the same time, the knee raised side and hit the opponent’s abdomen. (Figure 2-65)
When kicking, the body will twist the waist and turn the hip, lead with the foot, use the knee force, lift the knee inside the buckle, and drive the calf to whip inward.
Confrontation between enemies and us. Before the opponent could attack, I kicked him in the leg. (Figure 2-47(1)(2)(3))
2. Left foot hook kick
[Method of action]
Stand on the right swing pile. Take a small step forward with your right foot, move your center of gravity forward, kick your left foot on the ground and quickly raise your knee, turn your right foot with the sole of your foot as the axis, twist your hip clockwise, and throw your left leg towards the target, reaching the instep of your foot. (Figure 2-48(1)(2)(3))
When the left foot hooks and kicks, the right foot should step diagonally upwards and the left foot on the ground, and at the moment of the strike, the sole of the right foot is used as the axis, and the heel is twisted inward, which is convenient for the hip to exert force.
Confrontation between enemies and us. When the opponent hesitated to attack, I quickly twisted my left foot and kicked the opponent in the leg. (Figure 2-49(1)(2)(3))