Skipping Roundhouse Kick – Martial Arts
This section teaches you how to do a martial arts skipping roundhouse kick. This kick is also known as a hopping roundhouse or sliding roundhouse kick.
A hopping roundhouse kick or skipping roundhouse kick is a great way to quickly close the distance with an opponent and land a kick. This kick is mainly used to score a quick point in sparring because it is less effective for self-defense situations. For this kick, a student needs to have mastered the basic roundhouse kick.
To learn about other martial arts kicks, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main kicking techniques section.
Written Instructions – How to do a Hopping, Skipping or Sliding Roundhouse Kick
- To perform a hopping or skipping roundhouse kick, you start in a fighting stance.
- Take a sideways leap towards your opponent then bring your rear foot up to your front foot.
- As your momentum carries you forward, push off with your rear foot and fire a quick roundhouse kick with your front leg at your opponent.
- This kick is supposed to be fast and cover a lot of ground. It is also less “telegraphed” than the traditional rear roundhouse kick.
Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Hop Step Roundhouse Kick
Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Skipping Roundhouse Kick
Instructional Video for a Kickboxing Hopping Roundhouse Kick