Pananjakman – Kicking
Pananjakman is the art of kicking on a low line; the reason for a low line only is the art was developed in conjunction with weaponry, with this in mind a high kick can quite easily be taken out by a stick or knife; however some styles of Filipino martial arts like Sikeran do use the high kick.
The Four Basic kicks
- Oblique Kick
- Round Kick
- Front Kick
- Heel Hook Kick
The following are basic drills with various defences used to train the use of the kicks as a counter attack,
- Counter the Jab with a rear Oblique Kick
- Counter the Cross with rear round kick
- Counter the Jab Cross with Lead front Kick
- Counter the lead Hook with a Heel Hook
Defences to the Kicks
The concept of the Ginunting destruction is used to defend the low line kicks In which the knee will take a central role; this will be taught using the basic four kicks.
When you can apply the above kicks within the drills you can then experiment by applying them in Hubud, and finally they can then be tested using the themed sparring concept to help develop the distance and timing to use the kicks