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Taekwondo videos (A-Z)

Ap chagi  video

Ap chagi (front snap kick)  is a very linear Taekwondo kick. The practitioner raises the knee to the waist, pulls the toes back and quickly extends the foot at the target. It is also known as the snap kick. The front kick is one of the first kicks learned in Taekwondo; if mastered it can become [...]

Ap Miro Chagui  video

Ap miro chagi is the Taekwondo front push kick (also called the “Stomp Kick”, “Thrust Kick” or “Cut Kick”), effective in kickboxing, MMA or Olympic style competition.

Axe kick video

Axe kick, in Japanese, mae keage geri, in Korean, doki ba chagi or naeryeo chagi or “chikka chagi”. An axe kick, also known as a hammer kick or stretch kick, is characterized by a straightened leg descending onto an opponent like the blade of an axe. It begins with one foot rising upward as in [...]

Bandai chagi  video

Bandal chagi is the Taekwondo the crescent kick. It has some similarities to a hook kick, and is sometimes practised as an off-target front snap kick. The leg is bent like the front kick, but the knee is pointed at a target to the left or right of the true target. The energy from the [...]

Best Taekwondo knockouts video

Best Taekwondo knockouts in international competitions

Bituro chagi  video

Bituro chagi refers to a kick that is delivered sideways in relation to the body of the person kicking. There are two areas that are commonly used as impact points in sidekicks: the heel of the foot and the outer edge of the foot. The heel is more suited to hard targets such as the [...]

Butterfly kick video

A butterfly kick or horse kick (xuànzi, circle) is a kick featured within many disciplines of martial arts, but originally practiced in Chinese martial arts, in particular modern Wushu. It is so named because as the legs reach the apex of their arc the arms are stretched out, leaving all limbs extended in a position [...]

Cheonkwon  video

Cheonkwon is a Taekwondo form. “Cheonkwon” literally means ‘sky’. In the pumsae, the sky symbolizes the ruler of the universe. According to belief, it is mysterious, infinite and profound. The motions of Cheonkwon are full of piety, vitality and reverence. [From Wikipedia. Original page is here]

Choi Hong Hi video

General Choi Hong Hi was born on November 9th, 1918, in the Hwa Dae Myong Chun District of Korea. At the age of twelve he started to study Taek Kyon, an ancient Korean method of fighting with the feet. Later, when he was studying in Japan, he met a Karate teacher who helped him earn [...]

Choi yong  video

Choi yong is a 45 movements Taekwondo form (hyeong). It was named after General Choe Yong, Premier and Commander-in Chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Goryeo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by subordinate commanders headed by General Yi Seonggye, who later became [...]

Chon ji  video

Chon ji is a Taekwondo 19-movements form (hyeong). Literally, Cheon-Ji (or Chon-Ji) means “heaven and earth” and refers to the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, and thus is the initial pattern learned by the beginner. It consists of forearm low blocks and punches in the first part to represent earth, [...]

Choong jang  video

Choong jang (or Chung-Jang) is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a left hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity. [From Wikipedia. Original page is here]

Choong moo  video

Choong moo is a Taekwondo 30-movements form (hyeong). Choong moo (Chung mu) is the name given to the great Admiral Yi Sun-sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armored battleship (kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason this pattern [...]

Chul gi  video

Chul gi is a 25 movements Taekwondo form. Chul-Gi literally means Iron Horse and stresses techniques performed in a horse/riding stance. Chul-Gi is Japanese in origin and practiced by many martial arts styles. Chul-Gi is known as Naihanchi in Okinawan Karate and as Tekki in Shotokan Karate. (This pattern normally resides between Hwa-Rang and Choong-Moo). [...]

Cynthia Rothrock video

Cynthia Rothrock (born March 8, 1957) is an American martial artist and actress specializing in martial arts films. Rothrock is five-time World Karate Champion in forms and weapons between 1981 and 1985. These categories are not combat-oriented, being displays of fluidity of movement rather than fighting, and are therefore not segregated into male and female [...]

Dan gun  video

Dan gun is a 21-movements Taekwondo form (hyeong). This pattern is named after the holy Dangun, the legendary founder of Korea in 2333 BC. Unusually for a teul, all the punches in Dan-Gun are high section (at eye level), symbolizing Dangun scaling a mountain. [From Wikipedia. Original page is here]

Do san  video

Do san is a Taekwondo 24-movements form (hyeong). Do san is a pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-ho (1876-1938). The 24 movements represent his entire life, which he devoted to furthering education in Korea and the Korean independence movement. [From Wikipedia. Original page is here]

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