Push Front Kick: Power Development
This program develops the power of a push front kick.
Here is the full description of the program.
A push front kick is a linear kick. It’s different from a circular basic front kick. The kick has several usages.
- To push off balance. With proper weight behind the kick, it can easily throw the opponent back.
- To check distance. Often used to adjust and keep the desired distance between you and your opponent.
- As stopping kick. This is a defensive use of a kick. The kick stops a charging opponent.
- Finally as power kick. A power kick is designed to do damage. To use this kick for power, thrust is the key.
Just like the side kick, Front Push Kick is adjusted to it’s mechanical purpose.
To Push or to Penetrate.
Does the mass continue moving after contact? This is a push mechanism. Or Does the mass stops abruptly and all the momentum is transferred into the kicking leg? This is a penetration mechanism.
Regardless of what you want out of the kick, the training components are the same.
In this program we first address the conditioning. A small targeted group of exercises prepares the body for impact.
Why conditioning and not just kicking, right away?
Think about it. You will learn how to accelerate you mass. If your generate great pressure into the target the stationary target will resist. Between those two forces something in your body may give. If your body it’s not prepared, it will be your joints and muscles. They need to be strong enough to withstand the impact.
Thus proper conditioning is needed. Next the focus shifts to the supporting leg. We don’t float, but rather stand. The power comes from the floor. The supporting leg needs to be prepared to send the force up the chain. At the same time to absorb, in case the kick is used defensively.
The whole program is very straight to the point. Each exercise is selected to do it’s part in maximum power development.