When the first time you saw a K-12 teacher performing a kata, it was likely you were either intimidated by their technique or just didn’t care about it.
Nowadays there are a lot of teachers who are passionate about the art, and many of them are well known for their karate kicking.
And although it’s a well-known form of martial arts, the technique isn’t really the focus.
If you’re in the know about the karate kicks, you may even have already experienced them in your own life, and they are just one of the kata styles that you can do. 1.
The Kata Kick: The basic karate technique is very simple: a student places a hand on the ground with his or her legs extended, or with one foot on the floor.
The student then performs a knee strike with their left knee and then with their right knee.
This technique is done with a lot more precision than the traditional kata kick, because the student can also grab the opponent’s leg to perform the kick.
The Backflip: This is a variation on the backflip kata where the opponent puts both hands behind their back, and with both feet planted on the mat.
The goal is to drop both feet on the mats.
The Wing Kick: This kata involves using a leg, usually with both hands, to push the opponent backwards with both of their legs, and then they perform a kick.
The Cross: This technique involves performing a kick with the opponent behind you while simultaneously pushing them forward with both their legs.
The Side Jump: This variation on a traditional karate is performed with both knees bent, and the kick is performed while standing on one foot.
The Straight Leg Kick: These are the most common variations of this kata and involves holding a knee with one hand, then kicking the opponent with the other hand, while simultaneously using both legs to kick the opponent back with one leg.
The kick is done while the opponent is in the air, with both legs forward.
The Kick-to-the-Face Kata: This variant involves holding both hands together and kicking the person’s back with both arms, and it can be performed with or without the opponent in the same pose.
The Front Flip: This form of the front flip kata uses only one leg, but the opponent has their right leg in the opposite position from the left.
This allows for the student to land a kick while the other leg is still in the ground, and there is no impact to the opponent.
The Overhead Jump: The standard overhead kick is a combination of a front kick and an overhead kick, with the goal being to jump from a standing position.
The Shoe Kick: Another variation of the overhead kick involves dropping both feet onto the ground while kicking the back of the opponent, and hitting the opponent from behind.
The Half Jump: Another standard overhead kicks involves dropping one leg and kicking a partner in the side, and you can also perform this variation with both the knees bent.
The Paddle Jump: A standard variation of this kick involves placing your right foot on either side of the kick and jumping with the opposite foot to land it on the kick, and using both arms to land on the other foot.
The Reverse Wing Kick Kick: A traditional variation of a forward kicking variation, with a partner on either foot and the kicker in the other.
The Headstand: This variations of the backstand kata involve placing both hands on the knees and kicking at the head.
The Forward Kick-Back Jump: Similar to the front stand kata above, this variation involves a partner kneeling on one leg while you kick at the other, and landing your kick on the opposite side of your opponent.
The Double-Leg Kick: As the name suggests, this karate variation involves two knees, but it’s performed while in the stance of a kneeling or standing stance.
The Foot Stand: This style of kicking involves two feet, and is performed by placing both feet flat on the table or floor.
The Hammer Drop: A karate version of the hammer drop, this style involves holding the opponent and using one of their arms to pull on the opponent to create a high kick.
The Power Kick: Like the back-to’s kick, this is a classic karate move, and involves throwing the opponent away by hitting them with the ground.
The Standing Kick: An easy variation of karate that involves the student standing with one or both legs on the side of their opponent, while the instructor does the kicking.
The Handstand: The original standing karate kata is performed when the teacher is standing on their right and the student is standing with their feet on their left.
The Tuck-toes Kick: Similar in concept to the standing kick