Taekwondo Kicks ( 차기 chagi ) - Jackie Lau

Taekwondo Kicks ( 차기 chagi )

By Jackie Lau

  • Release Date: 2015-07-17
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Description

A kick ( 차기 chagi ) is a physical strike using the foot, leg, or knee. As the human leg is longer and stronger than the arm, kicks are generally used to keep an opponent at a distance, surprise him or her with their range, and inflict substantial damage. The application of kicks is thus a question of the tradeoff between the power that can be delivered vs. the cost incurred to balance. Since combat situations are fluid, understanding this tradeoff and making the appropriate decision to adjust to each moment is key.