Wushu Side Stretchkick Stretch

Wushu Side Stretchkick Stretch

In this lesson you will learn how do a wushu side stretchkick stretch. This stretch stretches the hamstrings, the groin area and the knee. As the name implies, this stretch is for wushu and in particular for the side stretchkick. Find more stretches at stretching main, and instructions for wushu instructions at wushu main.


  • In this lesson you will learn how to stretch your right side wushu stretchkick. For the left side of this stretch, do the whole thing the other way around. How to get started: Not shown here! Stand upright, with your legs closed and the feet parallel. Then turn the right foot 90 degrees to the right, so that the toes point to the wall. Lift your right leg and put it on the wall / or ladder wall. Elevate your leg "MORE" than to hip height. Don't twist your hips or your upper body. Lean slightly against the wall and fully extend both knees. Try to keep your standing leg and your spine in one line. Flex your right ankle and grasp the foot with your left hand - see illustration. The toes of your right foot now point towards your right ear. Your right arm has to be in front of he right leg. This way you can't twist your upper body and your hips the wrong way. It doesn't matter if you let the right arm hang, put it on your left shin, or hold onto the wall, but when you stretch your right leg, your right arm has to be behind your right leg.


  • Warm up sufficient and do the straight wushu stretchkick stretch and some groin stretches before you do the wushu side stretchkick stretch.
  • If you can't raise your leg that high, just make sure you keep your standing leg in one line with your spine and grab your right foot with your right hand. Flex your ankle and don't twist your hips. Your toes point straight up or towards your ears. Bending down the upper body to the leg that's stretched is ok, but not that good for your hips.
  • Stop immediately if you feel pain in your hips.