We have a tremendous number of kicks that students learn as they strive to earn the Yellow Belt ranking. Many of these kicks are fundamental, but quite a few would be considered advanced kicks in most martial arts systems.
Within Tensoku Ryu we have employed a kicking progression strategy. Students working toward Yellow Belt learn and practice every type of kick that involves a generally stationary position from which a single kick is delivered. So at this level, students learn every standalone kicking method, even those that might be considered advanced kicking skills. In later belts, students learn to employ kicks in more complex sequences including double kicks, triple kicks, walking kicks, shuffling kicks, spinning kicks, and jumping (and sometimes spinning) kicks. Most of these more advanced kicks employ one or more of the fundamental kicks practiced while working toward the Yellow Belt.
Within Tensoku Ryu we recognize that there are innumerable uses for kicks. One of the primary purposes is to deliver a punishing strike to an opponent. This is one of ...Read More
In this post I'll discuss the kicks targeted toward angle one of the octagon. Tensoku Ryu students must demonstrate proficiency at these kicks in order to obtain the Yellow Belt (Hachikyu) ...Read More
In this post, we will cover several different categories of kicks. These include rear kicks, crescent kicks, and hook kicks. There are two or three kicks per category in the ...Read More
In this article, we will discuss kicks delivered by using body rotation as a method of generating power or confusing an opponent. Kicks that employ rotational delivery are often quite powerful ...Read More
Tensoku Ryu students studying to achieve their Yellow Belt (Hachikyu) ranking study numerous stationary kicks. In this post we will discuss those kicks that are delivered off to the side, ...Read More