Wushu Stetchkicks & Long Legs
This lesson is an extra for the wushu front stretchkick. The goal of this tutorial is to explain why most people should be able kick with to their own forehead. I got some emails from people who said they would never be able to do the wushu kicks, because their legs are simply too long. Of course it's possible that you have longer legs than Jet Li's, but even with long legs you should be able to stretch your toes to your forehead. When I am talking about short legs, you are able to kick your toes to the chin. People with long legs can "only" pull their toes to the forehead. The reason why people can't do this is because they lack flexibility in the knee and calf area. A crouched posture or back problems can make this more difficult too. So, in this lesson you will learn how to compare the length of your legs and your upper body. Even if your legs are too long, you should try to keep your back and your knees straight and flex the ankle of the kicking leg. Kicking high is not everything. Once you are getting used to bad form, it will be hard to get back to the right technique. Learn more about the wushu front stretchkick. Find more wushu instructions at wushu main.