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Kicks

In combat sports and hand-to-hand combat, a kick is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike). This type of attack is used frequently, especially in stand-up fighting. Kicks play a significant role in many forms of martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Karate, Pankration, Kung fu, Vovinam, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Silat, and Kalarippayattu.

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Advanced Kicks - Multiple Kick
... In Japanese karate, the term ren geri is used for several kicks performed in succession ... competitions, the ability to use multiple kicks without setting the foot down has become a viable option, not only for effectiveness but also for stylish ... In Taekwon-Do, three types of multiple kick are distinguished Double kick (i-jung chagi) - two kicks of the same type executed in succession by the same foot ...
List Of Canadian Football League Records (individual) - Blocked Kicks
... Most Blocked Kicks, career Barron Miles 13 Gerald Vaughn 12 Rod Hill 8 Less Browne 8 James Zachery 7 Scott Flagel 7 Most Blocked Kicks, one season ...
Sports Beanie Babies - Soccer - Kicks
... Kicks the bear, introduced early in 1999, was the first beanie to represent a sport ... A Beanie Buddy version of Kicks was made in 2000 ...
Shinryūji Naga - Other Characters - Bando Spiders - Kotaro Sasaki
... He has tremendous pride in his kicks and believes kicks to be of incredible importance ... He is extremely accurate with his kicks, allowing Bando to design plays on kickoffs based on where his kicks will land ...
List Of Capoeira Techniques - Kicks - Vôo-do-Morcego
... This is a flying kick done sideways with both legs ... the ground would injure the capoeirista more than the kick ... In the anime series Afro Samurai, Afro utilizes this kick against his opponents in season 2 although it's not specified where he learned this kick ...

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