Jumping instep kick from the ground
It is a high level intermediate/advanced technique, so make sure you know how to do the following moves first: esquiva, negativa, macaco, s-dobrado, chapeu de couro, and how to kick a martelo correctly.
Step by step guide
- This is a variation of blends the movements of s dobrado with martelo do chão.
- The martelo de negativa begins with a hop generating more force since the entire body is used.
- Other names include chapéu de couro and s batida.
- Start this move in the negativa position, hence the name “martelo de negativa”.
- It is also called, “S-dobrado” adding a round house kick or martelo at the end of it.
Tuck your left leg under your bottom and supports your weight.
- Make sure to be on the ball of your foot.
- Your right foot is extended and is making contact with the floor with the ridge between your bottom of your foot and side of your foot.
- Your right hand is on the floor palm down supporting you weight.
- Your left hand is up protecting your face.
- To initiate the move, swing your left foot from the back or bent position to the front of your body fully extended.
- You will have to put a lot of weight on your right hand as you transition so that you can get the left leg out of the supporting role and swinging outward in a circular path to the front.
- Just as your left leg passes your left hand switch your weight from the right hand to left hand.
- This takes practice, so watch the S-dobrado tutorial video here if you need help.
- As your left leg crosses the front of your body, you will jump off the floor with you right foot maintaining your left hand grounded and supporting your weight.
- As you jump off the floor, your jumping right foot becomes the kicking right foot.
- Make contact with the target like a roundhouse kick.