Tae Kwon Do Techniques
Basic Tae Kwon Do techniques need to be reviewed and practiced repetitively to ensure a substantial increase in skill and concentration. The only way to develop harmony between the mind and body, that is all so important in increasing one's skill, is to practice these techniques thoroughly and to research on the science behind them.
Basic Tae Kwon Do Techniques:
- Informal and Normal Stance
- Low forearm block
- Middle block
- Forward kick
- Informal and Normal Stance. Stance is very important in the world of martial arts. They define the basic positions that you should be in when executing other techniques. A true master is he who can shift between different stances seamlessly. The informal stance requires you to gather your legs together and stand straight while the normal stance requires you to stand with your legs apart and in line with your shoulders. These stances have developed over the years into perfect and balanced postures that should be followed while executing any Tae Kwon Do move.
- Low forearm block. Blocking techniques are to be practiced extremely thoroughly since they are your basic line of defense. Make sure that you have a well trained and certified trainer to guide to develop the perfect stance and movement for these blocks. A low forearm block requires a front stance and uses the area between the lower arm and wrist to serve as the defensive barrier against low body kicks.
- Middle block. The middle block is also to be executed whilst maintaining a front stance which is another kind of tae kwon do technique. This type of tae kwon do technique uses the lower arm as a defensive barrier against middle body kicks.
- Front kick. Since kicks are a martial artist’s most powerful attack weapon, proper training of tae kwon do is needed to ensure that they are executed correctly. Front kicks are typically meant to push the opponent away from the attacker. The kicking foot is raised to waist level and then forcefully extended towards the opponent. A lot of practice is needed to perfect this technique since it involves a combination of balance, perfect stance and power.