How to Counter Front Leg Pushing Kick Using Jumping Back Kick – Taekwondo Sparring – Sang H. Kim

Technique number 22 is in place jump back kick at closed stance against front leg pushing kick. The Korean term is Jejari Twio Dwi Chagi. Jejari is in place. Twio is jump. Dwi Chagi is back kick. The first step is to wait until he moves in. The second step is to make a timely jump back kick […]

How to Counter Using a Punch Crescent Kick Combo – Taekwondo Sparring – Sang H. Kim

Technique number eight is side step, block, punch, crescent kick combination at closed stance against front leg attack. The Korean term is Wen Pajo Makko Jirugo Ahn Hooryo Chagi. Wen Pajo is left side step. Makko Jirugo is block and punch. Ahn Hooryo Chagi is inside crescent kick. The first step is to read the opponent’s initiative and […]

How to do Taekwondo’s Back Kick, Turn Kick and Spinning Whip Kick

Back kick is literally kicking to the back direction however since your opponent stands in front of you in most of the cases you have to turn your body 180 degrees toward the target. Balance and coordination of the left and right parts of the body are important factors that bring the force together to the designated target […]

16 Basic Exercises to Improve your Flexibility for Martial Arts with Sang H. Kim

Flexibility is the capability to bend the body with ease. It is primarily related to the elasticity of the adjoining muscles and their tissues. If the muscles and their surrounding tissues are highly elastic, the range of motion is great. If the muscles are tight, the range of motion is limited. Flexibility comes from the muscle elasticity. Flexibility […]

How to Counter Using Step Back Roundhouse Kick in Closed Stance – Taekwondo Sparring – Sang H. Kim

Technique number four is one step back roundhouse kick at closed stance against front leg attack/ The Korean term is Hanbal Moollo Dollyo Chagi. Hanbal is one foot or one step. Moollo is back step footwork. Dollyo Chagi is roundhouse kick. The first step is to read the opponent’s initiative and move your front leg one foot backward. […]

Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomsae #4 – Taegeuk Sa Jang How-to Video

Poomsae Taegeuk Sah Jang is made based upon Jin principal of Palgwe. Jin represents the Thunder which instills fear and panic. This shows that the actions within this Sah Jang are to be carried out even in the face of danger and fear. The new techniques are double knifehand middle section block, swallow shape knifehand neck strike and […]

How to Improve your Coordination for Martial Arts with Sang H. Kim

Coordination is the ability to integrate the physical and physiological process into an efficient pattern of movement. Coordination comes from the integration of a physical skills such as balance, speed and timing. The integration can be developed from thinking about each segment of a movement separately to functioning as unify the body. Through repetition almost any movement can […]

Hopping Rear Leg Roundhouse Kick – Taekwondo Sparring – Sang H. Kim

Technique number 23 is a front leg hopping and rear leg roundhouse kick at open stance, The Korean term is Apbal Joogo Dwibal Dollyo Chagi. Apbal Joogo is a front foot feinting motion. Dwibal Dollyo Chagi is rear leg roundhouse kick. The first step is to bring your rear foot closer to the front foot and pop your […]

How to Counter Using Step Back Front Leg Roundhouse Kick – Taekwondo Sparring – Sang H. Kim

Technique number two is a rear foot back step and front foot roundhouse kick to the face at closed stance against a front leg attack. The Korean term is Dwibal Pajo Apbal Ulgool Dollyo Chagi. Dwibal is rear foot. Pajo is step back. Apbal means front foot. Ulgool is face. Dollyo Chagi is roundhouse kick. The first step […]

Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomsae #3 – Taegeuk Sam Jang How-to Video

Poomsae Taeguek Sam Jang represents the Li principle of Palgwe. Li represents fire so the movement should be done with passion and dynamic power. New techniques are single knifehand outward block and knifehand neck strike and back stance. This is a good form to develop control of the body weight and speed. From Joonbi stance first left low […]

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