Hi this is Tristan at the Austin Martial Arts
Academy. We’re online at http://www.austinmartialarts.com. Okay this next kick is called the round kick.
Round kick, okay I’m going to be using my mitts again. I’m the coach. I’m going
to hold the mitt out right in front of her center line sometimes folks will hold them
out here, or hold them out here. It makes it very difficult to have a nice clean landing
for your kick. So you hold the mitt right in front of your partner, remember to stretch
and warm up first. If you are tight through the hips you can kick down here real low it’s
not a problem you’re still going to get a great work out and develop a good kick.
The first thing is the chamber, so she coils the leg, ankle comes back to the buttocks,
there’s an extension, all the way, point the toes on this one, a re-coil and the put
the leg down. So this is a standing front kick with a front leg, here it is. Don’t forget to breathe. Okay now
we’re going to use the rear leg. In order to use your rear leg, your hips need to open
up; in order for your hips to open your front foot must turn. Now you can break it down
nice and slow like this, because your beginner level that’s how you do it. Now you bring
your rear leg up, kick and put it right back behind you. Here’s a safety tip, if you
weren’t hitting a mitt or bag, it’s very difficult to kick in the air and bring your
leg beg. Watch. Carmalit can do it but it puts a lot of torque on your knee to do that.
So we recommend that you use a mitt or bag to kick with your rear leg – it gives you
something to push yourself back into place. She’s got some power so I’m going to give
her two mitts. That’s called a spinning round kick.