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Taekwondo Axe Kick

This page teaches you how to do a Taekwondo axe kick. An axe kick is an effective Taekwondo kick because it can knock out an opponent or break their shoulder. To learn other kicking techniques, please visit our Taekwondo kicks page.

Video Instructions - How to do an Axe Kick

  Written Instructions - How to do a Taekwondo Axe Kick

  • Make sure that you stretch (and stretch some more) before attempting this kick because it is easy to pull a hamstring if you over extend your leg.
  • Bring your leg as high as you can.
  • Bring your leg down vertically against the target.
  • Try to strike the target with the heel of your foot.
  • In self-defense, this kick is used against targets such as the face or shoulder bone of an attacker.
  • This kick should only be used in certain situations as you are leaving your groin exposed for a counter attack.