Defenses Against A Front Kick

Defenses Against A Front Kick

This page provides details for a variety of self-defense techniques that can be used against an opponent’s front kick (i.e. groin kick).

Defenses against kicks often involve evading the kick, blocking a kick and/or grabbing the kicking leg in order to off-balance the opponent, sweep the opponent’s other leg or strike the held leg. The videos below show defense techniques from Aikido, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai.

Aikido Defenses Against Front Kicks

Krav Maga Outside Defense Against Front Kicks

BJJ Defense Against Front Kicks

Muay Thai Defenses Against Front Kicks