A lesson on Front Rising and Turning Kicks
A lesson on Front Snap Kicks
Here’s a method for training higher chambers in kicks. You can use a chair, partner on all fours, or any obstacle.
It’s much easier to raise a bent leg than a straight one. For downward kick / naeryo chagi and pick shape kick / gokaeng-i chagi, raise the leg with a bent knee, then straighten it for the downstroke. This also works for reverse turning kick, and the flying versions of these kicks.
Leaning forward and arching your back are two ways to get your back piercing kick higher.
Reduce complexity. Learn and teach better.
There’s a clue in the name, and here’s a tip for making the action match it.
Fairly often we see this foot shape in turning and side piercing kicks. While it might be a little easier to use this foot shape, there are good reasons to work towards the correct shape for each kick.
Continuous motion is full, standalone movements performed one after another with out pausing – each gets some sinewave of its own, and a breath of its own. Connecting motion is a pair of conjoined movements performed as one – a single sinewave and a single breath.
A progression for teaching and learning bandae dollyo gorochagi / reverse hooking kick.