Jump Side Kick-Spinning Back Kick

In How To, Training by Don Alley

Let’s get into the Jump Side Kick-Spinning Back Kick. It’s a mouthful and this advanced move can take some time to master but you will have it down before you can say Jump Side Kick-Spinning Back Kick 3x in a row! This move is a combative basic for Rotation 7.  

In the video, Master Alley shares some easy to follow tips for training to nail this slick move. If you have a wavemaster at home that would be great for practice as it will help you execute the kick in a safe manner. 

Ready for the Jump Side Kick-Spinning Back Kick? 1-2-3– You got this!

1-Get yourself in a Right Fighting Stance

2-Push off your back leg and place your foot onto the base of the wavemaster

3-Now do a Back Kick pushing off the wavemaster

Remember, the strong kick is coming from your back leg. It should feel similar to doing a 360 Back Kick (your back leg comes up and around) but instead of your back leg just coming up and around, that back leg is going to throw a quick Side Kick to push off and land the Spinning Back Kick. The importance of this combative basic is to make sure you elevate off the wavemaster with enough momentum to execute the Back Kick.

Leg holds are a great way to strengthen those kicks. Don’t be discouraged by the time it takes to get this down. The Jump Side Kick-Spinning Back Kick can take a while. It’s not something taught early on in training so congratulations on making it this far. It could take weeks or months to really master the execution. The goal is to just keep practicing it over and over again! Have fun doing it too. As you advance in this technique you will be able to kick right off the pad of the wavemaster instead of kicking off the base. Private Lessons are also available for one-on-one instruction to work on any of your personal Martial Arts goals. This unique  learning program will give you the attention you need at your own speed. 

Good luck and see you in class.

Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.