How To Do A Taekwondo Back Kick

This Taekwondo website provides free written & video instructions for WTF forms, ITF patterns, sparring, kicks, punches, breaking, etc. It helps students prepare for their Taekwondo color & black belt tests. We also hope you will help beginners by adding information to our free martial arts wiki.

How To Do A Taekwondo Back Kick

This page provides free written and video instruction on how to perform a Taekwondo back kick. A back kick is a very powerful Taekwondo kick. It is a great counter kick if someone is charging you.

To learn other kicking techniques, please visit our Taekwondo Kicks section.

Instructions for a Taekwondo Back Kick

  • Start in your kicking stance. You will use your rear leg in this kick.
  • If you are in a right kicking stance, turn your body to the right until you are facing directly away from your target. During this movement, you should pivot on your left foot.
  • Continue turning to the right and look over your right shoulder (look at your target - you need to see what you are hitting). Lift your right knee to your chest (think of kicking like a mule).
  • Drive the heel of your foot straight back towards your opponent. Many kids have a hard time with this kick and do a mini-hook kick instead (as their leg turns with the body twist).
  • After hitting your target, quickly resume kicking stance so you can prepare for your next kick.
  • For more power, try stepping forward and then starting your back kick. You will gain more forward momentum.
  • Try to use in combination with other kicks (i.e. roundhouse kick and then a back kick).

Instructional Videos for Taekwondo Back Kicks


Please support this free Taekwondo website
by buying books & gear via the Amazon links below.

WTF Forms | ITF Patterns | Flexibility | Striking Bags | TKD Shoes
Kicking Paddles | Rebreakable Boards | Sparring | Top 10 | TKD Uniforms | Other

At no extra cost to you, Taekwondo Animals receives a small commission on purchases made through the links in this section. As an Amazon Associate, Taekwondo Animals earns from qualifying purchases such as martial arts books. This helps us to keep this website free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!!!













Material on this website may not be copied or reproduced
without the written approval of TaekwondoAnimals.com.
This website is copyright protected under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
All rights reserved. Legal Disclaimer.



Taekwondo
Shoes

Martial Arts
Knees, Ankles, etc.