SulKiDo - A Korean Martial art related to HapKiDo, KukSoolWon and TaeKwonDo
SulKiDo - FAQ - Syllabus - Technique - History - Contact
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Kicking

Korean martial arts are generally reknowned for the wide range of kicks they utilize, and SulKiDo is no exception to this. Beginners start with the three fundamental kicks (front, roundhouse and side) and once these have been assimilated they are rapidly introduced to more demanding (including the hook, crescent, axe, back and wheel kicks) techniques.
Front kick

SulKiDo primarly uses the front `snap' kick which is delivered with the ball of the foot and an upward-moving motion. The front `thrust' kick is delivered with the heel and a linear motion, but is not found in formal patterns/training.

Round-house kick

SulKiDo primarily uses the traditional form of the roundhouse kick, in which the knee is raised to the side before pivotting. Many competition-oriented martial arts prefer the newer variant in which the knee is raised to the front of the body before pivotting - this results in a faster kick but a less powerful impact.

Side kick

SulKiDo primarily uses the side thrust kick, in which the foot moves linearly heel-first from a cocked position. This is different to the side snap-kick (often preferred in competitive styles), where the knee rotates in a different plane generating more speed at the expense of reduced impact power.

Initially kicks are taught from a static position (mainly using the rear leg) however these are soon extended to include stepping variants and combinations. Eventually these culminate in jumping kicks.

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