Kick

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.

Read more about Kick:  History, Practicality, Advanced Kicks

Famous quotes containing the word kick:

    In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
    Salvador Dali (1904–1989)

    I had to kick their law into their teeth in order to save them.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Last season’s fruit is eaten
    And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail.
    For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
    And next year’s words await another voice.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)