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5 Kenpo karate moves for full-body fitness

5Front kick - back kickFront kick – back kick

Works hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and core

Start position: Start in fighting position: Place your right leg back, bend your knees slightly and bring your hands up to protect your face.

Movement 1: Bring your right knee up to waist-level, then extend your right leg out with ball of your foot. Return to starting position, then quickly go into Movement 2.

Movement 2: Lean forward, look over your right shoulder, then strike your right leg back with the ball of your foot. Return your right leg to waist-level, then return to start position. Repeat.

Perform: 12 repetitions for each side; 2 sets each

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