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.
Famous quotes containing the word kick:
“I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly.”
—Marie Antoinette (17551793)
“I had to kick their law into their teeth in order to save them.
However I have heard that sometimes you have to deal
Devilishly with drowning men in order to swim them to shore.
Or they will haul themselves and you to the trash and the fish beneath.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“Last seasons fruit is eaten
And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail.
For last years words belong to last years language
And next years words await another voice.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)