Achieving Kicking Excellence: Reverse Crescent Kick
Chikara Kan, Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - 200 pages
The exact reason why you have decided to begin utilizing the kicking skills taught in this book depends upon your own personal needs and interests. You may enjoy it because of the stress reduction and physical fitness benefits, or simply because you enjoy the physical challenge that kicking correctly presents. While others enjoy the sporting, or competition aspects of the tournament arena.However, for most people, their primary reason for practicing these kicking skills is for self-defense. Regardless of the reason, the materials presented in this book are beneficial to anyone who wants to improve their kicking ability, whether it is the martial artist, tournament competitor, aerobic kickboxing enthusiast, or the self-defense advocate.While the book and the material presented within it are invaluable to the individual who does not have the opportunity to learn in a formal setting, it is also a tremendous benefit to those who are fortunate enough to have access to a qualified and competent instructor. A privilege and an honor one should never take for granted.
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Basic Anatomy of the Reverse Crescent Kick
Warm Up and Stretching
Variations of the Back Leg Reverse Crescent Kick
Training and Practice Methods
Trouble Shooting Guide
Kicking Applications 182
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45-degree angle ankle approximately a 45-degree Arc Front View Arc Side View Back Leg Reverse ball base foot base leg foot base leg side Begin Arc bone bring your kicking calcaneus clockwise correct degree angle End of Arc entire body entire kick executing a Reverse executing the kick extensor digitorum longus femur fibula Fighting Position Foot flexes gluteus maximus hands heel hips kicking foot kicking leg foot kicking leg side kicking skills lean back slightly Leg Reverse Crescent lower leg motion Muay Thai original starting position Path of Trajectory Peak of Arc peroneus brevis Position Front View protect the ribs protect your head rear foot rectus femoris remain slightly remain straight Return to Fighting Reverse Crescent Kick rigid straight and level stretching striking implement target area Tensor Fascia Latae thigh throughout the entire tibia toes training partner Turning Reverse Crescent upper body utilizing vastus lateralis vital or vulnerable vulnerable point weight