How to Throw a Roundhouse Kick

Glory Martial Arts Fighter throws a roundhouse kick in an MMA fight

How to Throw a Roundhouse Kick

Throwing a proper kick is one of the first things anyone needs to learn when taking a Kickboxing, MMA or Muay Thai class. It important to learn the fundamentals of a roundhouse kick early on to help you become more effective with it but also to help you stay healthy and injury free.

The Roundhouse Kick is one of the top three weapons that a striker should know how to use effectively. It versatile, dangerous, and allows you to strike your opponent without opening yourself up for much damage at the same time.

How do you throw a roundhouse kick?

The steps to throwing a proper roundhouse kick include:

  • pivoting on your planted foot (this helps save your knees as explained in the video)
  • pointing your knee at your intended target
  • turning over your hips to add power

Now, it can be much more complicated than that, however, if you follow the steps in the video below, you should be able to grasp the fundamentals and begin practicing this kick today!

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