Rear/trailing leg kick
Kicks are performed with rear/trailing leg although front leg kicks are similar in movement. Front leg kicks are quicker, more likely to score, less powerful, and more difficult to perform than rear leg kicks.
Some kicks are delivered while the front of the body faces the opponent, such as front kicks and axe kicks, some while the side of the body faces the opponent, such as side kicks and round kicks, and some while the back of the body faces the opponent, such as back kicks and spin kicks.
The initial movement on any kick is the knee lifting the knee into the chamber position. From the waist up, there is no indication of a kick being considered. Once the upper body moves, the kick is already in motion. For some kicks, the upper body may move very little. This means the first noticed the opponent has of an attacking kick is when it hits the target. Do not drop the arms, swing the arms, or extend the arms; just move around in a good fighting stance with a tight guard and suddenly fire a kick without telegraphing the kick in anyway.