How to Use the Right Kicks for Self-Defense

Powerful kicks for self defense purposes

Well all know that upper strikes are useful to protect yourself. But what about low strikes? Are kicks effective in a street fight? We say: Yes! So, let’s see how to use the right kicks for self-defense.

Firstly, here’s a thing about criminals. When they decide to attack, they usually are ruthless. What does this mean for you?

It means that they can do almost anything to hurt you. They are ready to do damage.

That said, it’s important if you’re attacked to counter strike immediately. You can’t afford to waste time and loose the momentum of the fight. You need to take action, and you need to do it fast.

Basically, this means that you need to strike your attacker with upper strikes and lower strikes. Some great lower strikes are kicks.

There are many different types of kicks you can use when it comes to defending yourself during a fight. The best type of kick that we recommend are low line ones.

Low kicks are extremely useful for self defense

Why? Because, low kicks usually tend to distract your opponent or make him lose his balance.

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The Thai kick or the inner thigh kick are a great tactic to make your opponent lose his balance.

This makes it easier for you to distract your assailant and gain an advantage over him. One thing you want to ensure when you are doing kicks for self-defense is to use the strength of your hips. This will make each kick more powerful.

What you want to do during an altercation is to have your attacker focus on the lower part of his body.

By kicking low, your opponent will be focused on defending his lower part and won’t expect you to aim high. Therefore, you can use this tactic to your advantage and create the element of surprise.

However, you need to be quick about it. One of the most important aspects of self-defense is timing. You want to be able to get out of the situation as quickly as possible with little to no injury.

Use your kicks and combine them with upper strikes

That being said, as soon as you start kicking low and your attacker is defending his lower body part, start striking him in the upper body with solid palm strikes. He won’t see it coming and it will give you the upper hand.

We hope these tips on how to use the right kicks for self-defense were useful. If you enjoyed them, make sure to spread the word and come back to this blog regularly.

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