Kick-boxing Techniques

Jab Straight punch from the front hand, to either the head or the body, often used in conjunction with the cross. The Jab can be used in three ways: as an intelligence gatherer, as a powerful stop hit and as a point scorer
Rising Jab / Dropping Jab These are extension of angled Jab
Cross Straight punch) in side of the back leg
Hook Rounded punch to either the head or body in an arching motion
Uppercut Rising punch striking to the chin or sometimes to solar plexus
Snappy Jab/Short Straight Punch Usually striking to the chin
Back Fist Usually from the front hand, reverse-back fist and spinning Back-Fist both usually from the backhand – are strikes to the head, raising the arm, bending the arm at the elbow, and then straightening the arm quickly to strike to the side of the head with the rear of the knuckles
Jumping Reverse Back-Fist Second or third reverse back fist followed right after spinning back fist
Flying Punch/ Superman Punch Struck usually from the rear hand, the combatant hops on the front foot, kicking back with the rear foot and simultaneously extending the rear hand as a punch, in the form of “superman” flying through the sky
Cross Counter A cross-counter is a Counterpunch begun immediately after an opponent throws a jab
Overhand A semi-circular and vertical punch thrown with the rear hand. it is usually when the opponent jabbing, Bobbing or Slipping. The strategic utility of the drop relying on body weight can deliver a great deal of power
Wide Uppercut Struck usually from the rear hand, the combatant hops on the front foot, kicking back with the rear foot and simultaneously extending the rear hand as a punch, in the form of “superman” flying through the sky
Hook Elbow One hook that ends to elbow strike
Half–Hook A combination of a wide Jab/Hook or Cross/Hook
Half-Swing A combination of a wide Hook/Swing
Bolo A large looping punch that accelerates its power by a whipping motion caused when one shortens the arc of the loop
Shovel Hook It falls half way between a hook and an Uppercut. It is thrown same as a Hook except that the angle of attack is 45 degrees. It is a perfect technique against a Liver or Solar Plexus
Front Kick or Push Kick / High Kick Kicking face or chest with the heel or ball of the foot
Side Kick Striking with the side or heel of the foot with leg parallel to the ground, can be performed to either the head or body
Semi-Circular Kick with 45 degree round-house Kick Performing inside/ outside axe kick, followed roundhouse turning kick at 45 degree.
Roundhouse Kick or Circle Kick Striking with the front of the foot or the lower shin to the head or the body in a chopping motion
There are a numerous of spinning kicks, jumping kicks
Hook Kick (heel kick)
Crescent Kick (Inward and outward)(forward and spinning)
Axe Kick Is a stomp out kick or Axe kick normally travel downward, aiming with the side or base heel
Back Kick Is delivered with the base heel of the back foot.( jumping and dragon back Kick)
Sweeping One foot or both feet of an opponent may be swept depending upon their position, balance and strength
Spinning versions of the back, side, hook and axe kicks can also be performed along with jumping versions of all kicks
Knee and Elbow Strikes
Straight Knee Thrust (Long-range knee kick or front heel kick) – this knee strike is delivered with the back or reverse foot against an opponent’s stomach, groin, hip or spine an opponent forward by the neck, shoulder or arm
Rising Knee Strike Can be delivered with the front or back foot. It makes an explosive snap upwards to strike an opponent’s face, chin, throat or chest
Hooking Knee Strike Can be delivered with the front or back foot. It makes a half circle spin and strikes the sides of an opponent
Side Knee Snap Strike This is a highly deceptive knee technique used in close-range fighting. The knee is lifted o the toes or lifted up, and is snapped to left and right, striking an opponent’s sensitive knee joints, insides of thighs, groin
Spider Knee strike Is a highly effective knee thrust. It is a high jumping forward knee strike. Opponent front knee can be used as stepladder. World famous Japanese Kick boxer Tadashi Sawamura performed the most famous of this type in 1973
Elbow strikes Very effective and dangerous close rang technique. Shoulder and hip have to be rotated to maximize the strike’s power (front horizontal, vertical, and diagonal up, sudden spin and downward)

Defensive positions come from good guards and stance such as full guard and half guard plus basic or side straddle stance

Slip Slipping rotates the body slightly so that an incoming punch passes harmlessly next to the head. As the opponent’s punch arrives, the boxer sharply rotates the hips and shoulders. This turns the chin sideways and allows the punch to “slip” past
Bob and Weave Bobbing moves the head laterally and beneath an incoming punch. As the opponent’s punch arrives, the boxer bends the legs quickly and simultaneously shifts the body either slightly right or left. Once the punch has been evaded, the boxer “weaves” back to an upright position, emerging on either the outside or inside of the opponent’s still-extended arm. To move outside the opponent’s extended arm is called “bobbing to the outside”. To move inside the opponent’s extended arm is called “bobbing to the inside”
Parry/Block Parrying or blocking are best defensive tools to deflect incoming attacks. As the opponent’s punch nears, the kick boxer delivers a sharp, lateral, open-handed blow to the opponent’s wrist or forearm, redirecting the punch.
The Cover-Up Covering up is the last opportunity to avoid an incoming strike to an unprotected face or body such as cross hand in front of face against knee strike. The hands are held high to protect the head and chin and the forearms are tucked against the torso to impede body shots. When protecting the body, the boxer rotates the hips and lets incoming punches “roll” off the guard. To protect the head, the boxer presses both fists against the front of the face with the forearms parallel and facing outwards. This type of guard cannot resist against attacks from below
Lay back Layback can be used against any and all attacks. It is performed by turning the rear foot slightly outwards and bending the knee. This action moves the head back out of range, but leaves the feet in position. The best counters to add to lay back are a fast snappy jab and an over hand cross.
The Clinch Clinching occurs when the distance between both fighters has closed and straight punches cannot be employed.. It is performed by hugging the opponent to control both of his or her arms. On this approach, must keep the elbows in and the hands defensively high and head can be positioned on the opponent’s shoulder to press as much weight. To perform a clinch, the fighter loops both hands around the outside of the opponent’s shoulders, scooping back under the forearms to grasp the opponent’s arms tightly against his own body. In this position, the opponent’s arms are pinned and cannot be used to attack. it is a perfect strategy for street self defense
Ken Shin Dojo Kickboxing Combinations

There are 21 offensive and 7 defensive plus 7 arsenal combinations thought and practice before obtaining black belt first and second degree.