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Taekwondo Preschool Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )

Side Kick

( 옆차기 yeop 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 )

The side kick refers to a kick that is delivered sideways in relation to the body of the person kicking. It is one of the most adaptable kick, useful as both an offensive move and as a defensive counter to a blitzing opponent. There are two areas that are commonly used as impact points in sidekicks: the heel of the foot or the outer edge of the foot. The heel is more suited to hard targets such as the ribs, stomach, jaw, temple and chest. However, when executing a side kick with one's heel, one should pull their toes slightly back so that they only make contact with your 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. A standard sidekick is performed by first chambering the kicking leg diagonally across the body, then extending the leg in a linear fashion toward the target, while flexing the abdominals.

Another way of doing the side kick is to make it an end result of a faked roundhouse. This technique is considered antiquated, and used only after an opponent is persuaded to believe it is a roundhouse, and then led to believe that closing the distance is best for an upper body attack, which plays into the tactical position and relative requirement of this version of the side kick. In Korean, yeop chagi 옆차기. In Okinawan te fighting, it is sometimes called a dragon kick. Some have called this side kick a "twist kick" due to its roundhouse like origins. This side kick begins as would a roundhouse kick however the practitioner allows the heel to move towards the center of the body. The kick is then directed outward from a cross-leg chamber so that the final destination of the kick is a target to the side, rather than one that is directly ahead.

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Types of Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )

  • Ttwieo-yeop-chagi ( 뛰어 옆차기 ) - Jumping Side kick
  • Balbutye-yeop-chagi ( 발붙여 옆차기 ) - Skipping Side Kick
  • Japgo-yeop-chagi ( 잡고 옆차기 ) - Holding Side Kick
  • Mireo-yeop-chagi ( 밀어 옆차기 ) - Pushing Side Kick
  • Geodeup-yeop-chagi ( 거듭 옆차기 ) - Repeating Side kick

 

Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )

 

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Information for Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )

A standard sidekick is performed by first chambering the kicking leg diagonally across the body, then extending the leg in a linear fashion toward the target, while flexing the abdominals.

Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )
Information for Skipping Side Kick ( 발붙여 옆차기 balbutye-yeop-chagi )

The fast kick version is done by skipping / shuffling forward with the rear leg, moving the kicker closer towards the opponent while simultaneously chambering and snapping the front leg sidekick.

Side Kick ( 옆차기 yeop chagi )
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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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