Jump Kicks. All kicks may have a jump added to their execution. The jump adds height to the kick. However, jump kicks:
- May be dangerous to perform to both you and your opponent.
- Are difficult to perform.
- Their cost/benefit may not always make their use beneficial.
- Extreme caution and perfect timing are required.
In jump-spin kicks, the kicker both jumps and spins to add power and height to a kick. In a jump spin kick, you jump, spin, and kick while tucking the non-kicking leg. Jump spin kicks are usually defensive kicks. Only use as an offensive attack when the opponent is weaken and you are strong.
Jump, spin, jump-spin, and flying kicks look nice in practice, but when sparring, there are only few circumstances where they may be useful. They may be useful if:
- You are much more skilled than your opponent.
- They are used as defensive techniques.
- You are much quicker than your opponent.
- Your opponent is much taller than you are.
- You are so far ahead in points that you are able to show-off
However, when you are an effective kicker, the results can be devastating.