The Tao of Taekwondo

Notes and reflections from a deeper practice of traditional taekwondo

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Practicing tornado kicks

Recently I've been working on my own tornado kicks and helping a few people in the dojang think about theirs. This tutorial gives me a great way to break down the movements and think about loosening up as I throw the kick. The biggest improvements for me have come from focusing on the almost corkscrew motion of the rear leg, which tends to lower my centre of gravity and also opens up my stance. Also, landing with the plant foot pointed backwards helps to turn the hips over, a problem I was having with my left leg kick especially.

Have a gander at this and see if it helps you out.



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