Taekwondo Techniques Kicks Side Kick

Side Kick - Yop Chagi

  • The knee of the kicking leg should be raised in a straight line without straightening the leg.
  • Turn the body 90 degrees away from the target and extend the leg kicking the target with the back sole of the foot just above the heel (foot sword).
  • At impact the pelvis and trunk should be allowed to twist and the supporting leg should be allowed to pivot in the opposite direction to the target by rising slightly onto the ball of the foot.
  • As the kick is delivered the body should form a Y shape and it is important that the upper body is not falling backwards (away from the target) or to the side. This allows proper weight transference into the kick.
  • On recovery the weight on the supporting leg is redistributed to the whole foot and then may be placed where appropriate for the attacker to execute the next technique whilst always maintaining complete balance.

Full details of the unified tae kwon do kicks are available on the Unify Taekwondo Techniques DVD.


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