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:
“Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)
“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)
“Talk to them about things they dont know. Try to give them an inferiority complex. If the actress is beautiful, screw her. If she isnt, present her with a valuable painting she will not understand. If they insist on being boring, kick their asses or twist their noses. And thats about all there is to it.”
—John Huston (19061987)