Basic Kicks - Side Spring Kick

By Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang and Master Wen-Ching Wu

Side Spring Kick:

This is a kick with the top of the foot or the shin. As the name implies, it is a sideways Spring Kick. Instead of kicking vertically upward as in a Spring Kick, you spring kick sideways towards your target.

Drill: Start with your left leg forward in a ready position. Turn your left foot out, push off your right foot, lift your right knee up, then spring kick sideways in front of you (Figures 2-32 and 2-33). Put your right leg down and stand in a ready position with your right foot in front. Then do the kick with your left leg. Alternate legs across the length of the training area.

Side Spring Kick