Hi! My name is Dan Schmidt from Chinese Martial
Arts Center and for expertvillage.com. In this clip we’re going to be discussing Kung
Fu for kids and we’re going to be showing you the side kick, which looks like this.
So you would start feet about shoulder width apart and you hand ups, knees bent. You step
up with the back foot to the front foot, pick the knee up high, push the foot out, pull
it back in and then straight back down. So in a faster motion, it would just be in. Just
like that. You want to try to kick with either the blade of the foot or you can use the whole
bottom of the foot. Okay, so Bri, if you can come over here and show us how you would do
it. Face this way in fighting stance, step up with the back foot, lift up the knee, kick,
and down. Okay, one more time a little faster. Step up, kick, down. Good. Okay, a practical
application. There’s two ways you can mainly do this. You can use it against the upper
torso of the body or the knee. So the first one let’s use the ribs. So let’s say someone
punches in, you can block then go right for the rib cage. Pick up the knee, kick straight
in, and then down. Or let’s say if he’s lunging in you can stop him straight to the
knee. This way he’ll lean back a little causing a break in the leg or the knee. That’s
a practical application for Kung Fu’s side kick.