Going for grading, would like to know how to own people with a powerful kick, help please.
Bring the leg you are going to kick with up to the opposite knee once you have turned the side of your body towards the target. Now thrust the leg out in a way that the leg striking target is at 90 degrees to the standing leg-like a perfectly straight line, and make sure to strike with the heel of the foot.
Won't happen with a TKD kick. They are fast, but have no power, and worst of all, place the kicker at great risk of "being owned" themselves.
1 pivot your front foot to at least 9:00
2 bring your back knee up across your body, hips should be sideways to your target
3 Push (kick) that leg straight out, kicking w/ your heel
4 Pull leg back in to the same position that it was just in
5 put you foot back down
Unless it is during your test, you should be able to ask you instructor.
A side kick is one of the easiest kicks to use, but often seems to be one of the hardest for every white belt to learn. The key is pulling the back leg up ACROSS your body, get your hips around, and kicking STRAIGHT out.
What's correct in one style isn't always what's expected in another. You shouldn't be grading if you aren't 100% ready to grade and by the sounds of it you have some doubts about at least this one technique.
Don't be in a rush to get promoted, especially if you haven't developed the skills. You won't always be wearing your belt and when you need the techniques they better be good or you could get seriously hurt. If you're told that you will be grading and you aren't 100% comfortable with everything you've learned up to that point simply decline. There should be no shame in wanting to earn a promotion.
so u know how to perfom side kick u want to know how to perform it perfectly
practice makes perfect
tell ur instructor i want to do it perfectly
hey there. first of all, good luck on your test!
i teach tkd and hapkido, and have some tips that you might find useful.
first, the striking area of your foot should be the outside edge and the heel, so when you kick, you'll have to tilt your foot.
to get the most power, you'll need to take a step. if your right foot is forward and you're kicking with your right leg, bring your left foot up close to your right foot and then use that momentum to gain more power. you should do this quickly and it will almost look like a skip.
remember to kick 'through' the target. just as in breaking, if you stop right at the target you will lose all your power.
your whole body should be moving forwards, not just your leg. more weight moving means a harder kick (F=MA).
practice on a kicking bag as much as you can. technique can only get you so far; you need to build up the leg muscles to get good power.
Assuming a leading leg kick:
1. Slide back foot to or behind leading foot. Heel pointing at target.
2. Bring leading foot to knee of back leg, toes pulled back.
3. Project it in a straight line as fast as possible to the target.
4. Bring it back and set it down.