Knee Stretches

List of Knee Stretches

This page provides instructions for a variety of knee stretches. These stretches are used to warm-up and stretch the muscles & tendons that support the knee. They are also used by some martial artists to improve flexibility and/or reduce the potential for some martial arts injuries (i.e. muscle strains).

Knee stretches are focused on the muscles (i.e. quadriceps muscles) and tendons that surround and/or are attached to the bones of the knee. These stretches are utilized by martial artists in order to prepare their knees for kicking techniquesgrapplingkata, etc.

Before any training session, martial artists should stretch and warm-up. All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For additional flexibility exercises & stretches, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s section on Martial Arts Stretches.

WikiFlexibility & Stretching Books

Knee Stretches – Written and/or video instructions

Instructional Videos for Knee Stretches