Meaning there were a slew of kicks I was drilled in as a coloured belt and a young black belt, and then there were leg movements in the patterns that didn't see much light of day except for when we were practicing patterns. The two patterns I'm referring to are Bassai (or Balsek), and Tekki (or Chulgi). These two hyungs link us back to an Okinawan heritage which extends us at least 300 to 400 years in the past.
Together, these patterns inspired JDK to look at their humble Axe Kick type movement typically delivered to mid and low level. We had to go through several steps to understand how they fit into our close quarter tactics, and then we had to look through several variations in order to start applying them within our training environment.
These 'traditional' kicks are applied differently to how you see modern kicks done - with practitioners preferencing their delivery to mid to long range targets. The technique has gained huge favour with our practitioners because the kick helps the user maintain good hip and foot stability, which then means we're free to continue to use our hands to strike, cover, and grapple.
Similar kicking movements are present in Taekwondo pattern Toigye, and at a stretch, pattern Po-eun.
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