Taekwondo Kicks - Free Video &
Taekwondo is known for its powerful kicks.
Therefore to master Taekwondo, we will help you learn all of the Taekwondo kicks below.
Each of these pages provides free video
and/or written instructions that will help you to learn these Taekwondo kicks.
If you already know the kicking basics then visit our
kicking drills and
kicking accuracy pages to
further improve your Taekwondo kicking techniques. Also visit our flexibility page
on how to achieve
higher martial arts kicks.
Basic Taekwondo Kicks
Axe Kick - A
high axe kick is useful to striking your opponent's head or
Back Kick -
The back kick is my favorite Taekwondo kick. Very
- You can not use knee strikes during Taekwondo sparring.
However, knee strikes are very effective in "real life" combat.
Knee Strike - Instead of striking your target with a
vertical knee strike, you are hitting with a lateral knee
Kick - The scissor kick allows you to strike two targets at
the same time.
Shin Kick -
In Taekwondo, you are usually taught to strike an opponent with
your instep or the top of your foot while doing a roundhouse
kick. In contrast, if you use a shin kick, you will hit an
opponent with the dense bone of your shin (versus your instep or
the top of the foot).
Spinning Crescent Kick - The Taekwondo spinning crescent
kick is a more powerful version of
the traditional crescent kick.
Spinning Hook Kick
- If done correctly, the Taekwondo spinning hook kick is a very deceptive and devastating kick.
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