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Low Leg Kicks -- Escape

In my post earlier today about Low Leg Kicks, I neglected to state an important reason why my Sensei here in Hawaii thought that low kicks could be a good technique. The reason I stated was that they were more humane. Another reason is that they could give the defender time to escape.

If the attacker is knocked to the ground by the kick, or cannot walk, it will be much harder for him to continue the attack. The defender should be looking for any opening to escape.

The idea is not to kick the attacker in the leg so that you can "finish him off." In Karate, the goal is to escape from violence, preferably before doing permanent damage.


Charles C. Goodin