A push kick is a front kick designed for creating distance, and can be done with either the front or rear leg. It can be chambered or unchambered and instead of connecting for impact, the opponent is pushed away by the foot. The striking surface is the ball of the foot, the heel or the whole sole. This kick is typically used when a front kick is jammed or when more force is needed to push an attacker away than can be generated by the hands (victim is against a wall, doesn't want to do damage, or just wants to create distance). It is also used to set up for a different technique, such as a spinning back kick.