How to Do the Yoko Geri aka Sideways Kick in Ninjutsu

Learn the Yoko Geri, also known as the sideways kick, from Sensei Oliver Martin in this Howcast ninjutsu video.


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Become a ninja warrior by mastering the ancient Japanese martial art known as ninjutsu. It's easy with the ninjutsu techniques demonstrated in these videos by Sensei Oliver Martin, a licensed black belt shidoshi of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Martin also teaches you how to use ninjutsu weapons.




So this is a demonstration of the yoko geri, or side raised kick in ninjitsu. So, again, going slowly, this is what happens when you're attacked from the side. You want to chamber the knee into the shoulder from the side, so you have to pull it up into your shoulder from here. And then again, pushing out. Okay, one more time. Slowly. Here and then pushing out. Okay. And the fact is really more like a spring and all of these actions we're doing, you want to use your legs like a spring. So this is yoko geri.


  • Sensei Oliver Martin

    Bujinkan Maten Dojo was established in 2005 in NYC when Sensei Oliver Martin began teaching Budo Taijutsu on a regular basis to a select group of students interested in studying traditional Japanese budo/ninjutsu. Maten Dojo has grown into an exclusive bicoastal Budo Taijutsu dojo based in NYC. Oliver Martin is the head instructor of Bujinkan Maten Ninjutsu Dojo. Oliver lived in Tokyo for over three years where he trained on a weekly basis with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi and Shihan Toshiro Nagato. Sensei Martin has over 17 years of Bujinkan martial arts training experience and he continues to travel each year to train with Soke Hatsumi. Oliver is a professional actor living in NYC.