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    Taekkyon Question

    Hi guys, I'm just wondering what type of kick this is and when you could use it. It looks like a crescent kick, but wouldn't you basically just be throwing your leg into their guard?

    YouTube- Taekkyun #12

    They do it at the 5:00 minute mark.


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    It has a few different names in Korean depending on which association you ask. It's usually called a twist kick in English. In this video it's the second kick demonstrated (called 째차기 / jjaechagi back then)

    YouTube- Taekkyon - chutes

    The stuff in the video you posted is "Dongyi Taekkyon." It's made up. The guy who teaches it makes the predictable claim that he learned it from a mysterious hermit in the mountains, when it's pretty clear that he just cobbled it together himself.

    The legitimate associations were started by people who learned from Song Duk-ki, who you can see here:

    YouTube- Song Duk Ki demo

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    I don't like the kick, but it's not complete b.s. either. It's deceptive and can set up other techniques.

    YouTube- Karate Swing Kick by Nishimura

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    At my school, we call that an inverted kick and I use it as a set up kick for combos. I will say that I throw that kick at the midsection and not at the head level, mostly due to the fact that I'm not as flexible as the guys in the video. It is a pretty descent kick to have in your arsenal but it is not an overly powerful kick.

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    one of the first kicks i learned when i started taekkyeon. quickly came a favorite. i like using it at TKD sparring and seeing the perplexed an pissed off look on opponents faces.


    the Master of Dong Yi is fairly respected as an artist but the Dong Yi thing is well known to be questionable, and Dong Yi guys routinely get thier asses kicked

    at Taekkyeon battles. seems like they only good for demonstrations.

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    It looks like what was called a "reverse roundhouse kick" long ago back in my Shotokan days.

    It was more a specialty sparring technique - as stated not so much power - and I was a natural at it - unlike my roundhouse kicks. Go figure. :eusa_thin

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    does it work? yes.
    But, in competition, the trajectory would be almost straight, like a front kick, so it's extremly difficult to block. It's one of my favorite kicks, and it works on taekkyon practioners and other styles as well.

    does it hurt? yes.
    Although it's not as powerful as the good old roundhouse kick, I've frequently seen it bloody people mouths, and break teeths. On rare occasions it even knocks people out.

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    in Soo Bahk Do that's called a Peet Chagi or reverse roundhouse,

    not saying it is massively effective but it is quick, comes from an unexpected angle and guys i know who can execute it well do get a suprising amount of power behind it

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    I've learned that since Korean culture encourages people to sit cross legged on the floor, the pelvis is better suited for such inverted kicks.

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