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Wushu Basic Kicks - Low Cut and Horse Kicks

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



Wushu Basic Kicks - Low Cut Kick and Horse Kick
Wushu Basic Kicks - Low Cut Kick and Horse Kick

Low Cut Kick (xia chuai tui)

A Low Cut Kick is a kick with the outside edge of the foot at an angle down.

Drill: Start in a ready position with your left leg forward. Take a step forward with your right foot and turn your foot out (Figure 261). Shift your weight onto your right leg and lift your left leg up (Figure 2-62). Kick forward and down with the outside edge of your left foot (Figure 2-63). Put your left foot down and turn your foot out. Then lift and kick with your right foot. Alternate from side to side across the training area.

Horse Kick (jue zi tui)

A Horse Kick is a kick with the heel or the bottom of the foot with the body turned sideways and leaning in the opposite direction of the kick.

Drill: Start in a ready position with your right leg forward (Figure 264). Hop forward and shift your weight back to your left leg and hook your right foot up (Figure 2-65). Stomp your right foot down contacting the floor with the ball of your right foot (Figure 2-66). Turn to face forward as in the starting position, and repeat the kick across the training area. Then do the kick with the other leg.