What is kick?

  • (verb): Spring back, as from a forceful thrust.
    Synonyms: kick back, recoil
    See also — Additional definitions below


In combat sports and hand-to-hand combat, a kick is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike). This type of attack is used frequently, especially in stand-up fighting. Kicks play a significant role in many forms of martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Karate, Pankration, Kung fu, Vovinam, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Silat, and Kalarippayattu.

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2006–07 Scottish Challenge Cup - Second Round
... Chaplain 60', 64' Savage 71' Kaczan 56' MacKay 88' Report Report link Date 29 August 2006 Kick off 1930 Stadium Cliftonhill, Coatbridge Attendance 180 Referee Colin Hardie Forfar Athletic 1 – 3 ...
1937 Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) Season
... Drives Pittsburgh – Brett 39 pass from Thompson (Weinstock kick) Philadelphia – Hanson 3 run (Smukler kick) Pittsburgh – Davidson 19 pass from Gildea (Niccolai kick) Philadelphia – Hewitt 7 pass from ...
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Gamesmanship - Football/soccer
... football (soccer), it is considered good sportsmanship to kick the ball out of play if a player on the opposing side is injured when the ball is to be ... to break the flow of play When a free kick is awarded, members of the defending team will often pick up the ball and drop it back behind them as they retreat ... is to prevent a swiftly taken free kick ...
Advanced Kicks - Multiple Kick
... In Japanese karate, the term ren geri is used for several kicks performed in succession ... the ability to use multiple kicks without setting the foot down has become a viable option, not only for effectiveness but also for stylish aesthetics ... In Taekwon-Do, three types of multiple kick are distinguished Double kick (i-jung chagi) - two kicks of the same type executed in succession by the same foot in the same ...

More definitions of "kick":

  • (verb): Stop consuming.
    Example: "Kick a habit"
  • (noun): The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.
    Synonyms: recoil
  • (noun): The act of delivering a blow with the foot.
    Example: "He gave the ball a powerful kick"
    Synonyms: boot, kicking
  • (noun): The sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs).
    Example: "A sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
  • (verb): Drive or propel with the foot.
  • (verb): Make a goal.
    Example: "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
  • (noun): A rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics.
    Example: "The kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"
    Synonyms: kicking
  • (verb): Kick a leg up.
  • (verb): Thrash about or strike out with the feet.
  • (verb): Strike with the foot.
    Example: "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

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    Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents.
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