TaeKwonDo

TaeKwonDoe Punch

In TaeKwonDoe you will use both you’re hands and you’re feet to deliver blows to you’re opponent. Kicks are more common as they offer a longer reach, which will allow you to stay further away from you’re opponent when striking, which in turn will give you more control over the fight.

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There are, however, many situations where a strike from the hand will be the best technique for the situation.

There are many strikes which you can deliver using the hand, ranging from backhands to chops, but one of the most common, and easiest to execute, is the TaeKwonDoe punch.

You use a punch when the range is such that you do not have sufficient room for a kick, but also when you see an opening in you’re opponent’s defenses.

The TaeKwonDoe punch can deliver a staggering blow if thrown correctly, but can also set you up for combos with more punches, other closed hand techniques, or even a kick.

Throwing a Tae Kwon Do punch is different from throwing a Karate punch.

In a Karate punch the goal is to do as much damage as possible in one strike, so the punch is thrown with full extension in the arm.

In Tae Kwon Do, the punch is designed to avoid hyper extending the arm, so it is thrown differently.

 You start with you’re hand in a fist at you’re hip, palm facing up and thumb outside the fist. You then begin extension, and rotate the arm so that you’re knuckles face downward.

 You should stop the extension in you’re arm before you extend it fully, as such you’re arm will be bent very slightly.

When breaking with a TaeKwonDoe punch, it is important to hit the board with the knuckles, as you can injure you’re hand if you strike with the fingers.

 Finally, when striking in combat with a sparring partner, you do not need to go through the entire motion as it may not be effective considering that you do not need power as much in sparring.

 When striking an opponent in practical situations however, you should attempt to execute the full technique.

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