Taekwondo kicks! Are you ready to master yours?
Do you love taekwondo kicks?
Do you want to learn to kick with speed, power and good technique?
And yet still stay relaxed and graceful?
Here's our guide to great tkd kicks.
Taekwondo roundhouse kick - Your versatile weapon
You have to learn this one!
With a good taekwondo turning kick.
You can break boards with power.
You can show great control in poomse.
And you can score lightning fast points in sparring.
It really is the most versatile of the tkd kicks!
And if your turning kick is already good?
Front kick - just bend your knee and kick right?
Yes that's right...
At least at first!
Lift your knee towards the target.
Then let your foot go.
BAM! Hit that target.
Then bend your knee off.
And that's it!
You've done a front kick.
Is it really that simple?
Well maybe there's a bit more to it...
Push Kick - Create Space
Backed into a corner?
... Then you will need to learn and practice the push kick. This is one of the first kicks you'll learn after the Front Kick.
The difference is all in the knee lift and foot placement.
Taekwondo back kick 'Tricky to learn Devastating when you do it well!'
Learning to turn your body round through 180' while your leg moves in a straight line is not easy!
It takes time, patience, and practice to get tkd back kick right.
It's worth it though!
If you do it well your taekwondo back-kick will create enormous power. A great feeling!
Here's some tips to help you start your back kick on the right road.
Taekwondo axe kick Chop through a board as high as your head!
Taekwondo axe kick is great if you want to do spectacular breaks.
Nothing beats the exhilaration of chopping through a board held as high your head!
It's also a pretty formidable weapon in taekwondo sparring.
Once you get your Axe kick down you will be ready to learn the Inside and Outside Crescent Kicks below.
Crescent Kicks - More range then the Axe Kick
The Crescent kicks are versatile and great in combinations with spinning kicks.
If you have mastered the Axe Kick the Crescent kicks will come easy for you.
All you need is to keep stretching and strive for good hip flexibility.
See instructions for the Inside and Outside Crescent kicks here
Taekwondo sidekick- 'the POWER is in your technique'
A good tkd sidekick is a fantastically powerful weapon to have in your collection.
But to generate power you have to learn the correct technique.
And of all the basic taekwondo kicks, sidekick will probably take you the longest to get close to mastering.
Learning how to turn your foot to generate power takes lots and lots of time.
Taekwondo sidekick is an amazing technique to nail if you can.
Hook Kicks - Disguise your technique
The Hook kicks are great because they are not always easy to read.
Whether you are flicking your front leg hookup to fake an opponent or packing the power in the spin hook, there is always a great follow up.
The roundhouse kick is a great pre or post follow up kick and since its uncomplicated and one of the first kicks we learn, you can deliver it fast.
Want to learn more?
Here's a short video that will help you learn and understand your kicks straight from Korea!
And if you are looking to improve what you already know? Here's our 10 top tips for getting your tkd kicks higher, faster and stronger.
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The same story of my previous image called 'Reverse Kick!' at the same location and my cousin took it. Pretty good? what you say?
My favorite kick by far is the roundhouse. Spinning is tough for a guy my age and size (340 pounds). Though I can manage to do other kicks, the roundhouse …
Side Kick and Back Kick
I like the side and back kick. I learned both kicks at Sokownin's Tae Kwon Do from Mr. Dennis Sokownin. At the moment I am training there as well. …
My favorite kick is back kick. This is because it's fast and powerful. It's good in defense when an opponent tries to hit you. It's my best kick …
My favorite basic taekwondo kick is definitely the roundhouse. It is quick, powerful, simple, and most importantly, EFFECTIVE! Roundhouse kick …
taekwondo hook kick
The taekwondo hook kick is my all-time favorite just based on the sheer power and speed it creates when you master the technique. It's just as fast …
heel kick or spinning heel kick
It's hard it's fast and it's hard to stop! Looks much like the back spinning kick at first but instead of a straight kick- hook it right in there. …
"Slap" or "Twist" Kick
I think they are all beautiful in their own right, and it's hard to say which is my favorite...but in the former ten years of taekwondo training, I developed …
Back step Yop Chagi (Side Kick)
To perform a back step yop chagi with your right leg you must first take a side stance (such as L stance or fighting stance). Your right foot is in front. …
Sidekick backick ombination Not rated yet
Ummm... It's more of a combination... at my place it's considered one of the most powerful because a sidekick can be used defensively or offensively …