Intermediate Kumite 5 – Ushiro-ura-mawashi-geri

This is the fifth lesson on intermediate kumite. You now know the two basic hand techniques, maegeri, kizami-mawashi, mawashi, kizami-ura-mawashi and ura-mawashi.

If you don’t, you can go back to beginner kumite.

In this lesson, we’ll be looking at a new kick.


‘Ushiro’ means ‘back’. ‘Ushiro-ura-mawashi-geri’ is a ‘back hook kick’.

Let’s say you have the left leg in front. Pivot to your right, bringing your right foot to your left foot, showing your back to your opponent, keep your knees bent.Chamber your kick by bringing your right heel to your butt.

Keep pivoting right as you extend your right leg past your opponent’s head so that they can see the back of your thigh. Stop pivoting when your body is sideways. From there, bend your right leg and hit the head with the sole of your foot.

After the impact, extend your leg to remove your foot from their face. Bend your leg again to the chambered position. And you can finally go back to Fudodachi[basic stance].

(Vice-versa if you have your right leg in front)

Always use Ushiro-ura-mawashi-geri jodan[head level].

Stay tuned for more intermediate Kumite lessons!

For the previous lessons, click below:

Intermediate Kumite 1 – Main Combat Actions
Intermediate Kumite 2 – Intermediate Hand Techniques
Intermediate Kumite 3 – Kekomi
Intermediate Kumite 4 – Ushiro-geri

For all the information on intermediate Kumite, visit the page here

For all the information on beginner Kumite, visit the page here

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