Vertical Front Kicks in Krav Maga

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In this free video clip learn how to properly inflict vertical front kicks, both offensive and defensive, according to Krav Maga teachings for self defense training.

Part of the Video Series: Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques
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Video Transcript

Hi! I am Steve “The Dragon” Jimenez along with Keith Jones in Krav Maga. In this segment, we are going to go over another variation of the front kick. This will be called a vertical front kick. There are two different parts of the vertical front kick. The reason why we call it a vertical front kick, even though we are going horizontal, we are attacking a vertical target coming forward towards us. So in this one we have two, we have a defensive and an offensive. The difference between the two is the offensive is made with a ball of the foot, on a stationary target; all I am going to do is just like the front kick, we just we went out in our earlier segment as if I were kicking through the groin. I am going to come straight up. When I come up my toes are going to be curled up towards my shin. From this position here I am going to extend straight out, making contact with the ball of the foot, this would be offensive. This will be more penetrating, more impact to the body. Okay this is going to cause a little bit more damage than the defensive kick. Okay, so from here notice how my hip is forward, my knee is still slightly bent and I am thrusting my hip into the kick. I am not just placing my foot there, I am thrusting it forward and through here, coming back. Now I am moving to the second part of our kick or the defensive part of the kick. This kick is assuming that I am trapped, my back is against the wall, or large vehicle or something like a large object and I am just stopping this person from advancing in towards me. But when I go forward and when I extend it here just a little bit more making contact with the entire foot. So here as you see, coming forward, and back. The motion is, where the technique work is your knee is coming up, your foot is extending out forward into the target.


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