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The speed increase from kicking with ankle weights and then removing them doesn't demonstrate any improvement. It demonstrates that it's easier to kick correctly and quickly without adding resistance. The fact that the kicks feel faster than before using the weights doesn't prove anything. Don't kick with ankle weights. If you want stronger legs, then use ...


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I'm a Taekwondo instructor and I would disagree with your premise that "Karate style uses the balls of the feet to hit, by pulling the toes back, whereas the Tae-kwon-do’s style is by using the instep of the foot". We often use the ball of the foot, particularly when hitting something hard like bricks or boards. However, against soft targets such as the ...


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Yes, you are correct in assuming that you will lose your balance if you get used to the heavy ankle weight on your supporting leg. But that being said, the best way of increasing strength and speed is to do resistance and interval training in a gym. Ankle weights put lots of unnecessary strain on your knees. And your knees are already a weak spot as it is. ...


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I'm pretty sure you can use it in both situations given that you are flexible enough(otherwise you can't use it at all) As an offensive kick it can be devastating and greatly increase your range. Not only you can develop enough force to knockout your opponent, but you can also surprise your opponent by landing this kick while standing more than 2m away from ...


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One thing that slows people down is putting tension on their blocking leg too early. The leg should stay very relaxed while moving up. Apply tension only in the moment before checking the incoming leg. One drill you can do for that is to do a couple of minutes of quickly lifting your knees as if to block after a long training. Because you are already ...


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I am answering based on the assumption that you mean "is a spinning hook kick used to attack, or counter-attack?". So, here goes: a spinning hook kick is most effective when used as a counter attack. It is too slow (relatively speaking) to lead with. You will need to use it when your opponent is busy using a technique of his own, rendering him unable to ...


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I would debate your use of the words offensive and defensive. Arguably there are no defensive moves in martial arts - they are all offensive (even when using them to defend yourself). Even a "block" should be offensive - it's a mindset, you are using these moves to defeat your opponent, you're not just doing fairy dances with them. In answer to your ...


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jump rope . practice lunge steps with weight in hand. jump on a tire layed down on the ground, like them thai`s do. re-learn your foot work. try boxing foot work. move your feet to a beat or metronome and learn -practice to sync steps to the beat. push a bag-punching and practice chasing and escaping via stepping front-back. now give me 100 dollars ...


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I am going to attract flak for this statement, but I stand behind it nonetheless: Taekwondo's kicks are not only different from their Karate counterparts, they are also superior in every sense: they are faster they strike harder/are more devastating they have more reach their initial movements are harder for your opponent to tell apart The only critique ...



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