Taekwondo Kicking Techniques

Kicking Techniques

The kicks in this Korean Olympic sport are the soul of the art. It is a very demanding martial art, which requires physical skills of agility, flexibility, coordination and speed.

Since Taekwondo is a competitive contact sport, it is important that the practitioner can master the following techniques required for combat competition.

  1. Stretching Kick – cha olligi
  2. Thrusting Kick – jillo chagi
  3. Front Kick – Ahp chagi : front kick
  4. Front Foot / Leg Side Kick
  5. Side Kick – yup chagi
  6. Roundhouse Kick – dolrya chagi
  7. Back Kick – dwi chagi
  8. Reverse Round Kick – bahndae dolrya chagi
  9. Back round kick (“hook kick” for some styles) – Dwi dolrya chagi
  10. Crescent kick (literally “half moon kick”) – bahndall chagi
  11. Hoohrio chagi : wheel kick
  12. Slant (or instep) kick – beet chagi
  13. Half round kick (also “instep kick”) – bahn dolrya chagi
  14. Slap kick – beakya chagi
  15. Nehryuh jeek gi : ax kick; literally “downward foot strike”
  16. Pushing kick – mil a chagi
  17. Spinning Kick – dolmyo chagi
  18. Jumping Kick – tdwim yah chagi
  19. Sliding kick – meekulmyu chagi
  20. Rolling Kick – goollruh chagi
  21. Hopping kick – natgeh tdwim yu chagi
  22. Flying kick – nalla chagi
  23. Scissors Kick – gahwi chagi
  24. Linear kick – illja chagi
  25. Stooping kick – nachu oh chagi

Taekwondo Techniques

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