Joong Do Kwan's Taekwondo Applications

Joong Do Kwan's Taekwondo Applications
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14 Feb 2011

Do-san: Taekwondo's Short Range Front Kick

Taekwondo Do-san

Why would anyone want to throw a short range *kick* when it is so much easier throwing a long range kick keeping the opponent at bay? Well, short range kicks allow you to keep balance, engage the opponent with your hands, deliver deceptively powerful basic kicks, and allow you to recover your COG so you can strike with upper body tools. Short range kicks are not to be dismissed!



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-- Colin Wee Traditional Taekwondo Techniques, Patterns, and Applications at the Traditional Taekwondo Blog. [Subscribe using email or RSS feeds] [Tkd Sitemap]. Colin is a martial art instructor with 25 years of experience across three continents. Colin leads a small Traditional Taekwondo group for adults in Perth, Western Australia. Connect with Colin on FaceBook and Traditional Taekwondo Group on FB.

3 comments:

Be A Fun Mum said...

This is just the sort of information I've been looking for. It makes so much of what we learn in class applicable in sparring situations.

Colin Wee said...

Sparring creates it's own rules of engagement, most of the time favouring lighter tactics (so you won't hurt your friend too much), longer range engagement (more fun), and zippier moves (to score quickly. Such techniques as you see here, like the short range kicks are for when you need to juice up your opponent. You know, like when your brother in law breaks your prized china. ;-) Glad you enjoy this info. Colin

Be A Fun Mum said...

Great, thanks Colin. I'll be a frequent visitor to the blog. I've got so much to learn... epecially too, because I had to take a year off due to us moving and there being no branches where we lived...so I feel like I need to catch up...practice.

The kids and I look forward to our 2 lessons every week. It's become a fun thing we do as a family...