that is, the foot describes an arc (a crescent!) to reach the opponent.
However, even if the trajectory of the foot is circular and reaches the opponent on the side, Mikazuki Geri is very different from Mawashi Geri.
First, there is a lot faster to run because much more direct. The kick also part of the hip, but there is no complete rotation of the body on the support leg, which greatly reduces the time of execution.
Then, as there is no rotation on the support leg, we remain facing the opponent and not aside as in Mawashi Geri.
Mikazuki geri, the crescent kick can be used to hit the opponent's flanks, or face, but can also be used to deflect guard or to block an attack.
Decomposition of Mikazuki Geri:
As with all techniques, the energy goes from the belly (the Hara) to trigger a pulse at the hips.
The support leg becomes very strong, as if it were used for cling to the ground and we " tire The other leg to make him describe an arc in the direction of the opponent.
You really have to feel to tear His foot from the ground into pulling With his stomach and clutching his support leg.
You raise your knee while pointing your sole in the direction of the target.
Then for the end of the movement, you must have the idea of closure serving you adductors (powerful muscles located between the thighs).
Your foot hits the target sideways but there is no rotation of your body. On the contrary, at the moment of impact, the body closes on the support leg. Both legs work like a vise that tightens in one fell swoop.
If we draw a parallel with the arms, it's the same feeling as when you hit your hands. There is a difference between slapping a slap (cowboy slap type :-)) and hitting in his hands. Well, it's a bit the same difference between Mawashi Geri et Mikazuki Geri.
During the whole trajectory, the body does not turn, it pivots slightly but you stay in front of the opponent. The toes are turned upwards and one comes knocking with the underside of the foot.
What is important to remember is this idea of closing of the legs !
After the theory, practice : Time to warm up (But by the way, is it really useful to warm up? the answer on video!) and I'll find you right away for the training of Mikazuki Geri.
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