List of Techniques in the Martial Arts

List of Techniques in the Martial Arts

Martial arts and the ability to defend your own life as well as fighting in general have been around for centuries.  It is one of the basic human characteristics; to survive.  With so many martial arts and fighting styles today, it can be confusing as to what techniques are out there, and if they all work.

I will touch base on some of the techniques I have trained on in my own journey as a martial artist.  But be aware that this is not an exhaustive list.  There is more to learn.

Hand, Punching, and Boxing Technique

These techniques are used with the hand or fist, and are recognized in a lot of martial arts and fighting styles.

  • Jab
  • Cross
  • Hook
  • Uppercut
  • Back Fist
  • Hammer Fist
  • Spinning Back Fist
  • Ridge Hand
  • Suto Hand

 Kicking Techniques

This list of techniques is recognized in kickboxing and more traditional styles such as, Tae Kwon Do and Karate.

  • Front Kick
  • Push or Thrust Kick
  • Round Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Hook Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Spinning Hook Kick
  • Turning Side Kick
  • Jump Reverse Side Kick
  • Tornado Kick
  • Flying Side Kick
  • Flying Back Kick


The list of techniques in this article only scratch the surface of what someone can possibly perform.  They can be modified to create fascinating techniques such as the 540, double tornado kicks, and combinations.  In the near future, these techniques will be listed in the How-To Videos section for your own curiosity and development.

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