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Taekwondo Preschool Crescent Kick ( 바깥차기 Bakkat Chagi )

Crescent Kick

( 바깥차기 bakkat 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 crescent kick, also referred to as a 'swing' kick, has some similarities to an axe kick ( naeryeo chagi 내려차기 ), and is sometimes practiced as an off-target front snap kick. The leg is slightly bent and the knee is pointed at a target to the left or right of the true target. The energy from the snap is then redirected, whipping the leg into an arc motion and hitting the target from the side. This is useful for getting inside defenses and striking the side of the head or for knocking down the hands to follow up with a close attack. When training for crescent kicks, it is common to keep the knee extended to increase the difficulty and to improve the reaching distance for the kick. Keeping the knee extended can also increase the momentum of the foot and can generate more force sideways, though it takes longer to build up the speed. 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 many styles of T'ai chi ch'uan, crescent kicks are taught as tripping techniques.

Crescent Kick

Inward Crescent Kick ( An-chagi 안차기 )

The inward/inner/inside crescent hits with the inside edge of the foot. Its arch is clockwise for the left leg and counter-clockwise for the right leg. Force is generated by both legs' hip adduction. The inward variant has also been called a hangetsu geri (Half moon kick) in karate and is employed to "wipe" an opponents hand off of one's wrist. It can quickly be followed up by a low side-blade kick to the knee of the offender.

Outward Crescent Kick ( Bakkat-chagi 바깥차기 )

The outward/outer/outside crescent hits with the 'blade', the outside edge of the foot. Its path is counter-clockwise for the left leg and clockwise for the right leg, and force is generated by both legs' hip abduction. This is similar to a rising side kick, only with the kicking leg's hip flexed so that the line of force travels parallel to the ground from front to side rather than straight up, beginning and ending at the side.

Inward Crescent Kick ( 안차기 An-Chagi )

The inward/inner/inside crescent hits with the inside edge of the foot. Its arch is clockwise for the left leg and counter-clockwise for the right leg. Force is generated by both legs' hip adduction. The inward variant has also been called a hangetsu geri (Half moon kick) in karate and is employed to "wipe" an opponents hand off of one's wrist. It can quickly be followed up by a low side-blade kick to the knee of the offender.

Inward Crescent Kick ( 안차기 An-Chagi )
Outward Crescent Kick ( 바깥차기 Bakkat Chagi )

The outward/outer/outside crescent hits with the 'blade', the outside edge of the foot. Its path is counter-clockwise for the left leg and clockwise for the right leg, and force is generated by both legs' hip abduction. This is similar to a rising side kick, only with the kicking leg's hip flexed so that the line of force travels parallel to the ground from front to side rather than straight up, beginning and ending at the side.

Outward Crescent Kick ( 바깥차기 bakkat chagi )
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Question. What is the korean terminology for Back Stance?

This stance is specifically focused on shifting weight to the back leg, as it offers much more control, and makes it easier to kick off the front leg. To perform this stance, the body faces to the side, with the front foot facing forward and the front leg bent. The back leg is bent slightly and the foot is turned outwards perpendicular to the front foot making the letter "L" for this stance.

 

Question. What is the korean terminology for Palm Heel Pressing Block?

A standard block used to deflect incoming kicks and punches. Open the hand and use the "bottom of the palm" to block the trunk area. The bottom of the palm is called batangson ( 바탕손 ). The open hand is raised up to shoulder height and thrust directly down to meet the attackers hand or limb.

 

Related Information

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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