Is this a functional sidekick in sparring? (VIDEO)

Discussion in 'Taekwondo Sparring' started by Pleonasm, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Pleonasm

    Pleonasm Active Member

    Or is it too time consuming and telegraphed? Can you spot which kick I was about to throw there?

  2. Gnarlie

    Gnarlie Well-Known Member

    Your hands give it away.

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  3. Gnarlie

    Gnarlie Well-Known Member

    And in answer to your thread title, no it isn't. It's an air kick in a bedroom in the dark, filmed using a potato.

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  4. Finlay

    Finlay Active Member

    telegraphed.... but i'd let you do it

    the way you pull your foot back leaves you open, i am usually a counter attacker
  5. canadiankyosa

    canadiankyosa Active Member

    You are turning sideways and then throwing your kick. When sideways, the two ways to know the kick coming is where the heel of the kicking foot is. A proper sidekick will have the shin in a straight line at the target while the round kick will have the heel closer to your butt. Start all of your kicks from a front kick position. In this manner, your opponent will not be inclined to know what basic kick is thrown. From the ap chagi position, your sidekick will start as the hips rotate. The kick should be halfway to your target by the time your thigh is parallel to the ground.

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