Achieving Kicking Excellence: Roundhouse Kick
The exact reason why you have decided to begin utilizing the kicking skills taught in this book depends upon your own personal needs and interests. You may enjoy it because of the stress reduction and physical fitness benefits, or simply because you enjoy the physical challenge that kicking correctly presents. While others enjoy the sporting, or competition aspects of the tournament arena.However, for most people, their primary reason for practicing these kicking skills is for self-defense. Regardless of the reason, the materials presented in this book are beneficial to anyone who wants to improve their kicking ability, whether it is the martial artist, tournament competitor, aerobic kickboxing enthusiast, or the self-defense advocate.While the book and the material presented within it are invaluable to the individual who does not have the opportunity to learn in a formal setting, it is also a tremendous benefit to those who are fortunate enough to have access to a qualified and competent instructor. A privilege and an honor one should never take for granted.
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Basic Anatomy of the Roundhouse Kick
Warm Up and Stretching
Variations of the Back Leg Roundhouse Kick
Training and Practice Methods
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45-degree angle ankle Back Leg Roundhouse back-spin ball base foot base leg foot biceps femoris muscles bones bring your kicking calcaneus Coil Position degree angle entire body entire kick Execute the kick executing a Roundhouse extensor digitorum longus faster feet femur fibula Fighting Position Fighting Position Foot gluteus maximus ground heel instep kicking foot kicking leg foot kicking leg knee kicking leg shoulder lead leg Leg Roundhouse Kick leg side Lower Knee lower leg Midway to Impact motion moved approximately 45-degrees Path of Trajectory Peak of Trajectory pivoting Position Front View Position Side View practice primary kick protect the ribs protect your head punch Raise Knee rear foot remain straight Return to Fighting speed starting position stretching strike your opponent striking implement Tae Kwon target area Tensor Fascia Latae thigh throughout the entire tibia toes training partner upper body utilize vastus lateralis vital or vulnerable vulnerable point