Axe kick requires excellent flexibility since for a moment the kicking leg must be held almost vertical, or at least higher than the target, and then you must contract your gluteus maximus muscles to cause leg to come ripping downward. Some people just drop their kicking leg with little power; instead, use your biceps femoris muscle (thigh muscle) to pull your leg down sharply into the target.
Axe kick may be performed with the leading or trailing foot. Jumps may be added to axe kick.
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