Shotokan Karate Basics
Principles of Thrust Kicks & Sweeps


Principles of Thrust Kicks & Sweeps

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Are your kicking techniques as good as you would like them to be?  With this video, you will learn the dynamics necessary to deliver fast, powerful snap kicks that are effective and practical.

“Principles of Thrust Kicks & Sweeps” shows you how to use natural movement to develop good balance and control over your body to create momentum and then convert this momentum into force by using thrusting actions.  Front thrust and back thrust kicks are broken down in detail using principles which are easily applied to all kicking techniques.  Sweeps are used in traditional karate to create openings by upsetting your opponent’s balance. This video shows you how to deliver sweeps with the control necessary to be effective when using these very practical techniques.