How to Do the Face Block Technique in Taekwondo

The Face Block can be seen in many forms, this block is mostly against any roundhouse attack which could be a roundhouse kick and even an axe kick. When you are doing a form this block is more defined by being done with all required details, but in Taekwondo sparring you mostly raise your arm in a 45 degree angle to block the kick.

Step by Step:

  • Starting on a fighting stance in front of your opponent.
  • As you notice your opponent moving his back leg and raises his knee step forward raising your arm to block the kick.
  • Go back to your fighting stance.


  • Extend your arm when you block only.
  • Keep your back straight and your eyes on your opponent.
  • Do not move your head with your block.

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