To excel at Taekwondo, you must
also improve the accuracy of your kicks and strikes. If you
can't hit the right spot, super speed and power doesn't help
Remember, the Taekwondo student with the best
power, speed and accuracy is usually the victor. For more powerful
kicks & punches, please visit our
strength training page. For better kicking speed, please
visit our speed
Improve your accuracy with
various kicking drills. Watch the videos below for ideas.
One drill is where you yell out random kicks
(i.e. back kick, side kick, back kick, etc.) to your partner and
they must hit a kicking paddle (which you place in different
locations and heights). You can remain stationary or move about the floor when you
conduct this exercise.
For even greater accuracy, try
hitting a tennis ball (attached to a rope/string) hanging down
from your basement/garage ceiling.
For sparring, you can practice
accuracy by kicking the circles on your partner's chest
protector. Your partner should keep his/her hands
up and simulate different sparring moves so you can practice
accurate attacks and counter-attacks. Remember, don't kick too
hard or you will injure your partner.
For kids, our Taekwondo Masters
will occasionally tape balloons to the kicking dummies. They
must show their accuracy by popping the balloons. A fun way to
teach kicking accuracy. :)