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Mastering the Side Kick in Taekwondo

Though the side kick is often presented early on in martial arts curricula, it is rarely mastered until later on in a student’s training. That’s because side kicks involve a complicated set of movements that that have to be coordinated through practice over time. If you break the side kick down into its component parts, […]

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Mastering the Front Kick in Taekwondo

In comparison with side kicks, taekwondo front kicks are relatively easy to master. However, there are some subtle challenges that many students face when they first start doing this basic movement. Front kicks, like side kicks, and round kicks, are executed in four stages: chamber-kick-chamber-set the foot down. It’s vital that students practice all four […]

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Mastering the Round Kick in Taekwondo

So you’ve successfully mastered taekwondo side kicks and front kicks and you’re ready to move on to round kicks. That’s great! The round kick leads students to the next step by integrating a complex, but important upper body movement into the kicking motion. Once students have mastered the nuances of the round kick, they’re ready […]

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