Ashi Barai

Karate’s Ashi Barai or Foot Sweep Kick

This page will help you learn about Karate’s Ashi Barai (or Foot Sweep Kick). A foot sweep is useful for knocking an opponent off balance or to the ground.

For instructions on different kicks used by other martial arts styles, please visit our main Kicking Techniques page.

Instructional Video on Karate’s Ashi Barai (Foot Sweep Kick)

A Variety of Different Uses for Karate’s Ashi Barai (Foot Sweep Kick)

Video of Lyoto Machida using a Karate Ashi Barai (Foot Sweep Kick)