Hi! My name is Gordon White, I run the Blue Wave Taekwondo branch in Burlington Vermont. If you are interested in The Blue Wave Taekwondo Schools, please visit our Web site: The Blue Wave Taekwondo Association

Friday, May 25, 2007

Basic Kicking Technique At Work!

In class, we are constantly practicing what I refer to as the 4 basic round house kicks.

  1. Offensive Round house kicks with rear leg
  2. Offensive Round house kick with the front leg (fast kick/running round)
  3. Defensive Round house kick with the rear leg (slide back or pada chagi)
  4. Defensive Round house kick with the front leg (draw back)
There are video demonstrations of them here on the blog if you are interested.

Here is a clip from the 2007 World Championships, where Korea's Jung Jin Hee scores on China's Tseng Yi-hsuan with a classic Draw back Round house kick. Towards the end of the clip they show the technique 3 or 4 times from different angles. This is a fantastic example of perfection of the most fundamental technique.

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