Kicks activate some of the largest muscle groups in the body and engage a whole host of other muscle groups. They help improve efficiency of movement, exercise a large number of muscles and help you gain greater control of your body. Consider, for example how the front kick engages, immediately, hamstrings and quadriceps but it also involves abs and calves and glutes and hip flexors. Our guide to kicks will take you through the basics but also give you everything you need for more advanced kicks you can try out with some of our more advanced combat workouts. By learning to use the lower part of your body with the same ease and control that you use the upper you will increase your own sense of confidence, help your body become fitter and generally, feel good about yourself.