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Taekwondo Preschool Axe Kick ( 내려차기 Naeryeo Chagi)

Axe Kick

( 내려차기 naeryeo chagi )


A kick (차기 chagi) is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. The striker relaxes to the extent possible during the strike, tensing the muscles of much of the body only at the time of impact, then relaxing again to recoil the striking part. Relaxation enables the strike to achieve the greatest possible velocity during travel, while rigidity at impact allows the maximum transfer of force.

Difficulty Level:   Beginner      Technique: Kick ( 차기 chagi )

In Korean, the axe kick is referred to as naeryeo chagi 내려차기. An axe kick, also known as a hammer kickstretch kick, or thigh of obliteration kick, is characterized by a straightened leg descending onto an opponent like the blade of an axe or like the motion of a hammer on a nail. This unique kick begins with one foot rising as high straight upward as in a crescent kick. The upward arc motion is stopped at the peak, and then the attacking foot is lowered with extreme downward force so as to strike the target from above. When striking the target, the attacking leg could be straight down or bent in a whipping motion downward.

The striking surface could be the back of the heel ( dwikkumchi 뒤꿈치 ), bottom of the heel ( dwichuk 뒤축 ), or the sole area of the foot ( balbadak 발바닥 ). The arc can be performed in either an inward (counter-clockwise) or outward (clockwise) fashion.

It is common to slightly bend the knee of the leg one is standing on when executing this kick, and pointing the foot one is standing on somewhat outwards. As in all Taekwondo kicks, one will also try to get ones "hip into the kick", resulting perhaps in a slight shift of weight forward. In any case, this is a linear kick, and as such one that one can get ones weight behind.

Axe Kick ( 내려차기 naeryeo chagi ) - Version A: Straight Up
  • get more distance with the kick by dragging further. In this kick, you may use the sole of the foot to strike the target. The upward arc motion is stopped at the peak, and then the attacking foot is lowered with extreme downward force so as to strike the target from above.
Axe Kick ( 내려차기 naeryeo chagi ) - Version B: Knees Bent to raise up
  • this way is good when your opponent is close by and you may use the heel of the foot to strike the target. When striking the target, the attacking leg should be bent in a whipping motion downward.
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Question. What is the korean terminology for Low Block?

This is one of the most basic Taekwondo blocks and one of the first things a beginner will learn. The lead forearm is bent and raised to shoulder height, snapping the arm straight down with the palm facing the ground, which blocks any incoming low kicks or low strikes.

 

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Taekwondo Kicks (차기 chagi)

kick (차기 chagi) is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. As the human leg is longer and stronger than the arm, kicks are generally used to keep an opponent at a distance, surprise him or her with their range, and inflict substantial damage. On the other hand, stance is very important in any combat system, and any attempt to deliver a kick will necessarily compromise one's stability of stance. For more information View Taekwondo Kicks (차기 chagi) »

 

Risk of injury can be reduced by completing an effective warm up consisting of a heart raiser to get your pulse up, followed by sport specific dynamic stretches (stretches whilst moving). Please follow the guidance of a certified Master Instructor or trainer when doing sports related activities. Depending on the intensity of the exercise, cooling down can involve a slow jog or walk, or with lower intensities, stretching can be used. Cooling down allows the heart rate to return to its resting rate. View more information on Warming Up and Cooling Down ».

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