Useful when opponent is in open stance (feet even). Apply front snap kick using instep of foot, targeting the genitals. Be sure to apply full snap and stay at safe distance by leaning upper body backwards as you perform the kick.
Empty your thoughts Set your eyes to the horizon Relax facial muscles Loosen your shoulders Drop your elbows Bend your front wrist at a 90 Degree angle Make your rear palm parallel with the ground Relax your chest Feel a gentle pressure on your lower abdomen Straighten your spine and slightly pull your tailbone...
Achieving yellow belt is a milestone that that is more than symbolic of having completed a three-month training period. This initiation period into the art of Taekwondo is a turning point in a student’s athletic and personal life.
Students learn basic kicks, punches, blocks and stances that will lay the foundation for fancier kicks and other more advanced techniques that will follow. However, students learn that these basic techniques can be vastly enhanced with the expression of an inner energy that in many cases was “trapped” inside of them. This inner energy, expressed through their “Ki-hup” sound, supports their physical energy as they start to improve their physical conditioning. This new expression of energy is transformative, with new students undergoing a surge in self-confidence and a thirst for taking on new challenges. For many, progress in goals including weight loss, greater speed and increased flexibility are already palpable by the time they earn their yellow belt.
Energy flows in two directions. One towards the thumb, another towards the four fingertips.
Spreading palms as wide as you can, energy flows towards all five fingertips. Central holder is Jang-Shim located in center of palm, connected towards all five fingertips.
1) Straight vertical line from Baek-Hwe to Hoe-eum* 2) Relax both shoulders and drop elbow joint slightly lower than shoulders 3) Bend wrist 90degrees 4) Do not expand rib cage -> expand lower abdomen instead Energy Sense – feel warm temperature on center of palm and electricity flow from...