Martial arts

Question: How To Block A Front Kick Taekwondo?

Can you block kicks in Taekwondo?

You can. This is important especially if you do “gibon kyorugi” (free sparring), whether you are in a taekwondo tournament or you are just doing this sparring for practice. You can use the “ahre makgi” (upper block) to block a “neria chagi” (axe kick) to the face.

Are punches allowed in taekwondo?

Taekwondo matches are contested over 3 x 2 minute rounds with a rest of 1 minute between rounds. Each fighter attempts to knockout their opponent or score points by landing blows on their opponent’s torso or head. Kicks are allowed to both to the torso and head, whilst punches are only allowed to the body.

How do you block in martial arts?

In martial arts, blocking is the act of stopping or deflecting an opponent’s attack for the purpose of preventing injurious contact with the body. A block usually consists of placing a limb across the line of the attack.

Can you leg sweep in Taekwondo?

In Taekwondo tournaments no, leg kicks are prohibited, as are, I believe, sweeps. However back in my day sweeps were permitted, depending on the type of tournament.

What do you do if someone catches your kick?

Immediately after your kick gets caught, pull your kicking leg in tight and leap in close and clinch with your opponent.



A few options are:

  1. Move in for clinch/grapple (Try to grab the head if you can)
  2. Pull guard.
  3. Head kick/push kick with free leg.
  4. Weight forward and try to “stamp” out of the hold.

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