Techniques may be executed by the lead or trailing arm or foot. The hand or foot that is in front, closest to the opponent, is the lead hand or foot. The hand or foot that is furthest from the opponent is the trailing hand or foot.
Many times, you will hear the term reverse used in describing a technique. Reverse does not mean the same thing in every usage. It has four definitions depending on its usage. It may mean:
- The opposite side of an attacking weapon, such as reverse knife hand or reverse ridge hand.
- The inverted version of an attacking weapon. For example, in a reverse knife hand, the hand is inverted and the attack is made in the opposite direction.
- A trailing arm attack, such as a reverse punch.
- Moving in opposite direction, such as reverse turning kick or reverse hooking kick.