Shovel Kick

A forward kick in which the instep is used as the striking surface. The toes are normally turned outward as the kick is delivered. Typical targets include the knee and groin, but it can also be used to strike the lower leg and thigh. Due to the anatomy of the hip joint this kick cannot normally be delivered much higher than groin level. This is also commonly called a scoop kick or oblique kick. In Japanese this might be called Mae Sukui Geri.