How to Wrap Feet for Kickboxing

By Rona Aquino

Kickboxing is a martial arts style of fighting as well as a recreational form of exercise. It uses moves that can be strenuous to your muscles and joints. If you practice kickboxing, you can benefit from wrapping your feet as a preventive measure to protect your ankles. Due to the high-impact moves involved in kickboxing, your ankles are particularly susceptible to injuries.

Step 1

Spray your skin thoroughly with the tape adhesive spray. This will aid in securing the athletic tape by making it stick stronger.

Step 2

Cut pieces of the pre-taping underwrap. Position your ankle at a 90-degree angle and then use the pre-taping underwrap pieces to pad the areas around your ankle bone. This will help protect your skin from irritations from the athletic tape. Continue wrapping throughout, using the standard figure-eight design.

Step 3

Take the athletic tape and form anchors at the top of the wrap. Put another anchor under the foot, progressing to the top. Cover all areas wrapped by the pre-tape.

Step 4

Continue to add three stirrups and then wrap thoroughly using the figure-six tape design.

Step 5

Make a mid-foot sling and apply a half-heel lock to your wrap for additional support.

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About the Author

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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