Cut Kick

Martial Arts Cut Kick

This page explains how to do a martial arts cut kick. A cut kick is very good for blocking an opponent’s attack (i.e. stopping a spinning kick) and for preparing you to launch a counter attack. It is similar to a defensive push kick. A cut kick is often used in controlled sparring matches but it is less useful for self-defense situations.

For more instructions on different martial arts kicks, please visit our main kicking techniques page.

Instructional Video on the Martial Arts Cut Kick