Published On: Sun, Apr 21st, 2019

Rear Foot Hook Kick

This is a Rear Foot Hook Kick

The Rear Foot Hook Kick is a kick using the rear foot, is slower than a kick executed with the front leg but it has more power. On this kick you are required to adjust your fighting stance and align your body at the same time you are moving the rear foot to the front to kick. In some styles this kick is highly used in sparring because of the rules they have.

Step by Step:

  • Start with your fighting stance
  • Raise your rear knee and pivot your front foot back.
  • Allow your rear knee to aim the target.
  • Now adjust your hip and leg to perform a hook kick.
  • Bring your leg down and step back with your hands up.


  • Always keep your hands up.
  • Use your hips to increase the power and depth when kicking.
  • Always pivot your front leg to adjust your hips and knee to facilitate the execution of the kick.
  • Align you shoulder, hip, knee and ankle when kicking.
  • Drop your leg after you kick and keep it there because if the attacker comes in right after the kick you can still use that leg to kick from there.

Taekwondo Techniques

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