Taekwondo Side Kick Tutorial (taekwonwoo) 태권도 옆차기

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  • By visser896, September 30, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    thank you mr woo…nice how you break it down

  • By MrFlyingKicker, September 30, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    how can we kick in the high if we opened our hips only 90 deg as u said ?

  • By pkhamidar2com, September 30, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Thank you for the video master woo. I find the side kick difficult but the main reason why i like this video is because it teaches it without a forward momentum. I’ve been taught it by doing a small step or hop which isn’t bad but having several variations is important

  • By mistguardian44, September 30, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    oh..oh..my favorite kick…
    tnx 4 this video i can now proper my SIDEKICK…
    thank you master woo..

  • By Jinsungify, September 30, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    touche’. but i personally still prefer the sidekick, it’s like a lance! have fun on your martial arts journey!

  • By SOCOMSoldier01, September 30, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    @Chaotix221 idk man, if you timed it out just right and had your distance down it could easily land. It’s a technique that is hard to block because it goes in a straight line.

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    @SOCOMSoldier01I think we agree on it’s use in different situations. The only exception is I’m saying that I wouldn’t use it in a WTF sanctioned fight for the height restrictions on kicks. It would be quite effective against a knee cap 🙂

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    @Jinsungify Also, my axe kick uses a motion which could be likened to a fast kick or running turning kick. This “deception”, if you will, makes it less predictable in an attacking situation, while also scoring the extra points for a head kick. It seems like a waste of time to pick up your back leg, pivot in front, chamber and kick, rather than throw my front leg upwards than downwards as in an axe kick.

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    @Jinsungify In my experience, side kicks don’t score as easily as say a turning kick. Both my axe kick and back side kick are used as counters, so an opportunity is used to create them. I would hesitate to use a side kick because of its predictability, but that’s my thoughts. I could more easily start a combination with a scoring kick (like turning kick or “roundhouse”) than side kick, just because it doesn’t necessarily score (not in Aus anyway)

  • By Jinsungify, September 30, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    hey i’m just curious as to how you think a turning back kick or an axe kick can be faster than a sidekick? from my own experience and logic, the sidekick is faster than both of those: it is just chamber and kick. The axe kick is: chamber, extend, pull downwards!

  • By Jinsungify, September 30, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    hmmm how is this going to ruin your knees? In traditional karate too, we pivot the foot on the ground to prevent the knee being lodged sideways.

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    @SOCOMSoldier01 Oh we call that a back horse kick, and we don’t have that any more either. I call a back side kick a back kick, that’s all.

  • By SOCOMSoldier01, September 30, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    @Chaotix221 Our style took out the spinning back kick because of the same torquing problem, that and people getting hit in the groin. It’s almost a blind kick. These changes were not impromptu either, heads of our organization went to kineseology and exercise science labs that athletes go to and figured out how to make the technique mechanically safer to do but at the same time maintain power and effectiveness.

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    @SOCOMSoldier01 Oh I see what you’re saying now. I think the torque in the video comes from him trying to look forward as the technique is performed. I suppose our fighting styles are different then haha! I consider most sidekicks to be too slow to use in a TKD sparring match, especially when a turning kick or axe kick can be pulled off much more quickly. Then again, I use back kick quite often as well.

  • By SOCOMSoldier01, September 30, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    @Chaotix221 So IF I did a sidekick like the one in the video, of course it wouldn’t work and by the time I hit 30 I’d have bad knees and a bad back. What I notice in many TKD organizations is that they fail to push the art to the next level and improve it. I’ll agree, keeping with core traditions is important, but it is also important to modernize techniques so that not only are they effective, but safe to practice.

  • By SOCOMSoldier01, September 30, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    @Chaotix221 It’s only useless in a real life altercation if you don’t know how to use it properly. Me, I wouldn’t so much aim high with it as I would use it to take out a kneecap. As for sparring, I use a lead leg sidekick quite often as well as variations (spin, jump spin) and can make it work whenever I out-time my opponent. Torquing the upper body the opposite direction of the kick is wasting energy and taking power away from the kick not to mention making it a liability with the hands down

  • By Chaotix221, September 30, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    @SOCOMSoldier01 If you use this kick in a fight, it’s going to be useless. Any TKD practitioner knows this. Side kick is a demonstration and technique kick. It’s not important that you keep your guards up because it’s not a sparring technique. Also the torque applied to the upper body is matched by the rotation of the foot on the floor. The only injury you will get from this is strained muscles from trying it too high.

  • By dawactor101, September 30, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    nice GI

  • By corkystorky, September 30, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    that one dislike got a sike kick burger on his mouth

  • By CodieBear1, September 30, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    @SOCOMSoldier01 What? Sorry I’m just trying to be nice…

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  • By SOCOMSoldier01, September 30, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    @CodieBear1 well you keep thinking that and don’t come crying to me when you have repetitive motion injury on your knees or are in a fight and get the back of your head pounded into hamburger meat.

  • By CodieBear1, October 1, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    @SOCOMSoldier01 Seriously? I think he does it perfect!

  • By CodieBear1, October 1, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    Thank you!!!! I just started Taekwondo, and I need to get this down to advance to my yellow belt. In my class, after you learn all of the kicks, blocks, etc. you get a stripe on your belt. (It’s tape, so you can take it off) After you get all of the stripes, you move on to the next belt after the promotion test. I still need the kicks, and I have every one of the white belt kicks except for this one. Thanks to you, I can get my kick stripe!!! I subscribed =)

  • By SOCOMSoldier01, October 1, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    This kick would be better if the lead shoulder was kept up and open and the upper torso upright instead of torquing backward. Also, keeping the hands up in a guard is important. Doing a sidekick like this is effective if landed, but eliminates the possibility of throwing another kick with the same leg. It also leaves the back and sides of the head exposed to attack. Most knockouts I’ve seen in ANY fight have happened while somebody was in the middle of throwing a technique.

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