Blocking a Head Kick
Learning to Block a Kick to the head is a must in a Kickboxing Match. There are several variations, in this variation the block would be the same for either side, but the hands would obvoiusly be switched.
Let's start with the basic motion. Here, I am in a fighting stance.
Lets say that the kick is coming towards the left side of my head(right side of the picture). I keep my left hand hand and tight, Lean slightly towards the kick and begin to bring my right hand over to absorb some of the impact of the blow.
At the moment of impact, my right hand reaches across my left and the kick is absorbed through both gloves. Notice how the elbows are kept in tight.
Eddie and I square off...
Eddie throws a high right kick towards my head. just before impact, I lean into the kick and begin to reach across with my right arm
The impact of the kick is caught on both gloves