Taekwondo is the traditional Chinese art of self-defence, originated from Ancient China. It means “Way of the Hand and Foot”. It is a skilled application of kicks, punches, strikes, holds and throws.
1Ap Chagi (Front kick): Begin in a fighting stance and slide your left foot forward. Change your guard so your right foot leads and bring your right knee up. Your leg should form a square. This is called a chamber. Straighten your leg and snap your foot out, aiming higher than your face. Pull the kick back and set your foot down.
2Dollyo chagi (Roundhouse kick): Begin from left fighting stance. Change your guard and bring your right knee up and across your body. Twist on your supporting foot and kick horizontally across the front of your body. Be sure to snap your foot.
3Jireugi (Standard punch): From fighting stance, make a fist and thrust it forward into your opponent’s solar plexus, chest or other target areas.
4Harai-goshi (Shoulder throw): Keep a firm grip on your opponent’s lapel as you step across and begin to wind in. Bend your knees and pull on his lapel as you roll him straight over your back.