Training Warriors for the 21st Century

Training Warriors for the 21st Century
Joong Do Kwan Traditional Taekwondo cross training with Kidokwan Perth

16 Sep 2007

Tekki: Side Kick

Palms over each other, cross step, arms raised/crossed & knee raise, open palm strike into horse stance.

Today we used the opening sequence of Tekki to train a low side kick to the knee for our veteran students. The arms raised/crossed was used as a cover, the step as a gap close, and then the hip was allowed to rotate horizontally in order that the foot stomp be used as a low side kick to the knee.

We applied this side kick towards an opponent in an open stance. After this, we applied the kick and dropped the kick behind the front lead foot to sweep the opponent's front leg. We then applied the side kick against an opponent in a closed stance, bypassed the knee and went for a takedown using calf of the side kick against opponent's knee.

We then applied this low side kick against a roundhouse kick done in a closed stance. The arm raise/cross was used as a cover, the raise of the knee was used to strike the inside of the opponent's round kick, the side kick struck the support leg, and then was dropped inside and behind the support leg to effect a takedown.

Lastly we used the low sidekick against an oncoming sidekick. The raise was used to deflect the oncoming strike, and the sidekick applied to the supporting knee. Sweet!


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