Learn To Kick Like Chuck Norris

At the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies martial arts school in Ocoee, Florida we teach Three Techniques That Will Help You Learn To Kick Like Chuck Norris.

Former TangSooDo Karate Champion and action film star Chuck Norris is famous for his kicks. There are three techniques that you can use to master those championship quality kicks yourself.

learn to kick like chuck norrisFirst: If you watch Chuck Norris kick you will notice a very clear chambering of the leg. Leg Chambering is a key tenant to a having fast powerful kicks. This means focusing on where your knee is prior to the position of the kick. In most Korean style kicks, as done by Chuck Norris, your first move is to lift the knee straight up in front of the body with the bottom half of the leg cocked and ready to kick. Pulling the knees straight up like Chuck Norris does to chamber allows your leg to move in a straight line, thus a shorter distance to hit the target and a faster kick. The most important thing to remember is that the height of the kick is not a function of how much you lean back wards to lift the leg, but instead it is a function of how high you raise the knee in relation to the target. This is one of the trademarks of Chuck Norris’s dynamic kicks.

Whether Chuck Norris is portraying Lone Wolf McQuad or Walker “Texas Ranger” the Foot Position is always locked at the proper angle for the kick. One of the most common mistakes people make is to not take into account the position of their feet before and during the execution of their kicks.

Chuck Norris knows that before the execution of a kick you should make sure that your feet are properly aligned for the stance that you are in. During the execution of a kick, make sure that you are not planting your feet in one static position, but are instead pivoting on the foot in accordance with the kick that is being executed. Most often beginners forget to pivot and find themselves loosing power and balance as they try and execute their kicks. Want you kicks to hit like a sledge hammer? Do what Chuck Norris does and use proper foot position for the kick.

Those spinning back kicks and crescent kicks that Chuck Norris is famous for require proper Hip Rotation for Power. In kicking, power comes from the strongest part of the body, the legs and hips. Much like golf or baseball, if you do not engage the hips and rotate them into the kick that you are executing, then you will loose much of the power that is available to you. Just like Chuck Norris, your hip should lead the kick itself so that at the moment of contact the hip is just past the target.

About the author: Multi-arts Grand Master Richard Hackworth is the senior writer at “World Martial Arts Magazine” Orlando, Florida and Co-author of the “Martial Arts Instructors Manual”. Hackworth is the host of the “World Martial Arts Radio & TV Show” at http://worldmartialartsmedia.com and the International Director of the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association. He can be reached at his Taekwondo and Hapkido Self-Defense school in Ocoee, Florida.

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