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axe kick Line breaks: axe kick

Definition of axe kick in English:


A type of kick used in tae kwon do and other martial arts, in which the opponent’s head is struck with the heel of the foot.
Example sentences
  • Booker hit a series of kicks, including an axe kick and a missile dropkick, but Henry kicked out.
  • He ducked left to avoid a downward axe kick and executed an uppercut to the woman's jaw.
  • It's also quite frightening to watch somebody with an axe kick or a full spinning head kick just barely miss your head, or certainly to contact it.

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