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Taekwondo Preschool Back Kick ( 뒤차기 Dwi Chagi )

Back Kick

( 뒤차기 dwi 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:   Intermediate      Technique: Kick ( 차기 chagi )

The taekwondo back kick, known as Dwi-chagi ( 뒤차기 ). Also referred to as a reverse spinning side kick, donkey kick, mule kick, or turning back kick. This kick is directed backwards, keeping the kicking leg close to the standing (supporting) leg and using the heel or foot blade as the striking surface towards the opponent. The turning motion helps to give this kick a lot of power. Without proper care, you can spin out and lose your balance from using this attack. The back kick ( dwi-chagi 뒤차기 ) can be delivered as an offensive or defensive technique. Remember to look over your shoulder when delivering the back kick to accurately target where you're kicking and to maintain a firm balance. In wushu, this kick is called the "half-moon" kick but involves the slight arching of the back and a higher lift of the leg to give a larger curvature. It is often used to strike opponents by surprise when facing away from them.

  • Dwi-chagi ( 뒤차기 ) - Back (Thrust) Kick
  • Bandae-yeop-chagi ( 반대 옆 차기 ) - Reverse Spinning Side Kick
  • Ttwieo-dwi-chagi ( 뛰어 뒤차기 ) - Jumping Back (Thrust) Kick

Reverse Spinning Side Kick ( 반대 옆 차기 bandae yeop chagi )

The reverse spinning side kick is similar to the back kick but here the body turns further, allowing the foot blade to hit the target with the foot pointing to the side as in a regular side kick, instead of more downward as in a true back kick. Remember to look over your shoulder when delivering the back kick to accurately target where you're kicking and to maintain a firm balance.

Back Kick / Horse Kick ( 뒤차기 dwi Chagi )

Here the practitioner turns the body away from the target and pushes the back leg straight toward the target, hitting it with the heel while watching over the shoulder. The turning motion helps to give this kick a lot of power. Without proper care, you can spin out and lose your balance from using this attack. When executing a back kick with one's heel, one should pull their toes slightly back so that they only make contact with their heel and not with the whole foot. If a person hits with the arch or the ball of the foot, then that can injure the foot or break an ankle. Remember the idea that during a strike one should exhale, with the exhalation concluding at the moment of impact.

 

Reverse Spinning Side Kick ( 반대 옆 차기 bandae yeop chagi )
Sword of foot

The reverse spinning side kick is similar to the back kick but here the body turns further, allowing the foot blade to hit the target with the foot pointing to the side as in a regular side kick, instead of more downward as in a true back kick. Remember to look over your shoulder when delivering the back kick to accurately target where you're kicking and to maintain a firm balance.

 

Back Kick / Horse Kick ( 뒤차기 Dwi Chagi )
Heel of foot

Here the practitioner turns the body away from the target and pushes the back leg straight toward the target, hitting it with the heel while watching over the shoulder. The turning motion helps to give this kick a lot of power. Without proper care, you can spin out and lose your balance from using this attack. When executing a back kick with one's heel, one should pull their toes slightly back so that they only make contact with their heel and not with the whole foot. If a person hits with the arch or the ball of the foot, then that can injure the foot or break an ankle. Remember the idea that during a strike one should exhale, with the exhalation concluding at the moment of impact.

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Question. What year was Taekwondo an official Olympic Demonstration Sport in Seoul, Korea?

Taekwondo made its first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games as a demonstration sport at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The opening ceremony featured a mass demonstration of taekwondo with hundreds of adults and children performing moves in unison. Taekwondo was again a demonstration sport at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were no demonstration sports at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, USA.

 

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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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