Flying or Jumping Side Kick
This page provides details on how to perform a martial arts flying side kick. This is an advanced version of the traditional side kick. This kick is also known as jumping side kick. It is called a flying kick because the student will use a running start in order to “fly” forward as they perform this kick.
The flying side kick (or the jumping side kick) is a fun and dramatic martial arts kick but not overly useful in a martial arts fight. It is mainly used for demonstration kicks, breaking techniques and in martial arts movies.
To learn about other martial arts kicks, please visit our main kicking techniques page.
Instructional Video on the Flying Side Kick
Instructional Video on the Jumping Side Kick
Instructional Video on the Taekwondo Flying Side Kick