Forward kick requiring full extension of leg, making contact with bottom of heel. The kick travels in an arc that continues through the opponent with an uprooting fashion. Take care to make it a thrust kick. Feel like you’re shooting water through your leg and heel into opponent.
In application this kick will generally be from the back leg for greater thrust and power.
This is a thrusting kick, not a snapping kick. Nevertheless the foot after kicking must be pulled back and set down in same position. It is used/practiced in two ways.
1. Front kick to mid-section or higher. Hip thrust is crucial for penetration.
2. Downward into knee (generally inner portion of leg) thrusting into and through (4-6″) target.