Published On: Mon, Nov 28th, 2016

Ushiro Geri or Back Kick in Martial Arts

Ushiro Geri or Back Kick

This is a very effective kick which can save your life. It can be applied to the knee, groin, stomach and even to the face depending on how flexible you are. One of the most common mistakes is not to look where to kick. Follow these steps to execute a perfect Ushiro Geri:

  • Look at your target before you kick
  • Lift the knee in the opposite direction of your target
  • Align your hips with your kick to add more power
  • Keep your hands up
  • Keep your back straight

About the Author


Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts styles such as Kenpo Karate, Japanese Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu, Krav Maga… He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, he was also a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.