The hierarchy of learning to perform kicks is to first perfect the basic kicks, then perfect the jump kicks, then perfect the spin kicks, and then perfect the jump-spin kicks. Each of these types of kicks relies upon the other.
- You perform a proper basic kick
- To perform the jump kick variation, you jump and then basic kick.
- To perform the spin kick variation, you spin and then basic kick.
- To perform a jump-spin kick variation, you jump, then spin, and then basic kick.
You must master the basic and intermediate kicks before worrying about learning advanced variations of the kicks. If you cannot perform, the basic and intermediate kicks properly, effectively, and even perfectly, then do not worry about learning the advanced kicks. Being able to perform a technically perfect side kick to the opponent’s abdomen that always reaches its target with power and precision is more important that being able to merely use an advanced kick or to show off with some acrobatic kick.
Once you are proficient at the basic and intermediate kicks, then you may proceed to the advanced kicks.