Downward Roundhouse Kick

Martial Arts Downward Roundhouse Kick

This page provides details on the martial arts downward roundhouse kick. This kick is also called as the “Brazilian Kick”. In Karate, the downward roundhouse kick is known as Otoshi Mawashi Geri.

The downward roundhouse kick is like a traditional roundhouse kick but where you angle your kick downwards towards your target (versus laterally in a traditional roundhouse). Martial artists need to be very flexible in order to throw a downward roundhouse effectively.

For instructions on different martial arts kicks, please visit our main Martial Arts Kicking Techniques section. Students should only practice martial arts kicking techniques under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor.

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Instructional Video on Downward Roundhouse Kicks

Taekwondo Instructional Video on Downward Roundhouse Kicks