Keage

Snapping, whipping. Most commonly used to refer to Geri (kicking) techniques, in contrast to Kekomi (thrusting).

A Keage Geri technique comes from the knee leading the kick. The motion of the knee throws the kick out fast, creating the snapping motion. A Kekomi Geri has the knee pushing behind the kick once it is already launched, creating the thrusting motion. It is possible (but very difficult) for a kick to be both Keage and Kekomi.

Pronounced: key-ah-ge

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