36 Kicking Methods

三十六路腿法 Sān Shí Liù Lù Tuǐ Fǎ 36 kicking methods


Note: The naming of movements often use “leg” or “foot”. The noun which refers to the body part which performs the action also refers to the action. It is common in Chinese martial art terminology for the verb used as a noun (punch, kick, brush, cut), and the body part that performs the action (fist, leg, palm, knee), to be used interchangeably.

Some descriptions of the movement incorporate the direction or position (正踢腿,里合腿), physical form (sometimes with metaphor or symbolizing objects, such as Lotus), or characteristics of the use of power (彈腿). Also standard is the naming with the intention or target location (通肋,窩心,破膝) of the kick as adverb.


1. 正踢腿 Zhèng Tī Tuǐ Front leg swing

2. 斜踢腿 Xié Tī Tuǐ Diagonal leg swing

3. 側踢腿 Cè Tī Tuǐ Lateral leg swing

4. 里合腿 Lǐ Hé Tuǐ Inward closing leg

5. 外擺腿 Wài Bǎi Tuǐ Outward swing

6. 窩心腿 Wō Xīn Tuǐ Heart-shock leg

7. 破膝腿 Pò Xī Tuǐ Breaking-knee leg

8. 破心腿 Pò Xīn Tuǐ Breaking Heart leg

9. 通肋腿 Tōng Lè Tuǐ Penetrating-ribs leg

10. 小蹺腿 Xiǎo Qiāo Tuǐ Low-raise leg

11. 彈腿 Tàn Tuǐ Spring leg

12. 邊腿 Biān Tuǐ Side leg

13. 側通腿 Cè Tōng Tuǐ Lateral penetrating leg

14. 反腿 Fǎn Tuǐ Reverse leg

15. 轉身腿 Zhuǎn Shēn Tuǐ Face about leg

16. 踩腳 Cǎi Jiǎo Tap foot

17. 下劈腿 Xià Pī Tuǐ Downward Hack leg

18. 尖子腳 Jiān Zi Jiǎo Sharp point foot

19. 掃腿 Sǎo Tuǐ Sweeping leg

20. 跛膝通肋 Bǒ Xī Tōng Lè Break knee – Penetrate ribs

21. 窩心通肋 Wō Xīn Tōng Lè Heart shock – Penetrate ribs

22. 里合通肋 Lǐ Hé Tōng Lè Inward swing – Penetrate ribs

23. 窩心後通 Wō Xīn Hòu Tōng Heart shock – Backward penetrate

24. 里合小蹺 Lǐ Hé Xiǎo Qiāo Inward swing – Low raise

25. 里合反腿 Lǐ Hé Fǎn Tuǐ Inward swing – Reverse leg

26. 前踢後撩 Qián Tī Hòu Liāo Front Kick – Back raise

27. 掛面轉身後蹬腿 Guà Miàn Zhuǎn Shēn Hòu Dēng Tuǐ Swipe face – turn body and backward treading leg

28. 低高邊腿 Dī Gāo Biān Tuǐ Low-high side leg

29. 窩心反腿 Wō Xīn Fǎn Tuǐ Heart shock – reverse leg

30. 躍步通肋 Yuè Bù Tōng Lè Leaping penetrating ribs leg

31. 二起腳 Èr Qǐ Jiǎo Double raising kick

32. 跺子腳 Duò Zi Jiǎo Stomp leg

33. 玄功腿 Xuán Gōng Tuǐ Xuan-power leg

34. 旋風腿 Xuàn Fēng Tuǐ Hurricane leg

35. 騰空外擺蓮 Téng Kōng Wài Bǎi Lián Airborne outward swing lotus

36. 騰空側蹬(飛腿) Téng Kōng Cè Dēng (Fēi Tuǐ) Airborne lateral treading kick (flying leg)

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