Taekwondo Kicks : Taekwondo Crescent Kicks

Now in this clip, we are going to be learning
how to do a crescent kick. There are two types of crescent kicks that we are going to go
over: one is an inside to outside crescent kick and an outside to inside crescent kick.
So, our first crescent kick is going to look like this: we are going to do inside to outside.
You are going to bring your knee in, swing all the way across in a big circle. Now, you
hear that snap in my pant leg; that means there is a lot of power behind if from here
and whip. Let’s go ahead and break that down: so, from the inside to outside crescent kick,
pick your knee, you are going to kick in a front kick chamber. This time, do not pivot
your foot. In all the kicks we have done, we have pivoted our foot. This time, we are
not going to. We are going to keep our hips square and we are going to kick with the flat
part of the foot. We are going to turn over and kick with the side of our foot. From here,
you are going to go up in a big rainbow and bring it all the way down. Now as you do it,
kick in the front chamber like the front kick, but swing it around the side and try to whip
it with my hip. The other kick is going to be an outside to inside crescent kick. So
you are going to do the opposite now. From here, you are going to pick up your knee this
way, come across, kick and set it down. One more time, pick up your knee, cross and kick.
So, there are two kicks: inside to outside and then outside to inside. You can do both
of them; they complement each other. So, 1-2, and those are very powerful kicks. It is hard
to generate the power. It’s going to take a lot of practice and you have to concentrate
on keeping your hips square and not turning them over like for a round kick.

62 Replies to “Taekwondo Kicks : Taekwondo Crescent Kicks

  1. this guy has some of the best form i've ever seen a taekwondo black belt have….anyone know his name?

  2. needs work on maintaining guard during kick execution << important for proper form development. Also landing flat. Outside-Inside should land back into leftfoot forward front stance (and not stepping forward). In assessing guard … if someone booted you – would you have enough rigidity to prevent you from conveying the force of impact through your (weak) block – into you. Would your block crumble. He's got zero emphasis on a sustained blocking posture. Nice reach on the kick – good speed.

  3. Way better than the front kicks. πŸ™‚

    Gotta defend the guy – if you are in kicking range, it would be a stupid thing to block the kick with your hands, rather than avoiding them, which is not THAT hard. If he is good, which i asuume he is, he will do exactly that.
    So why should he keep his fist clinched to his face?

  4. This guys kicking technique is very good. Iv seen very few people capable of a proper crescent kick. His guard is loose because he is focusing on the kick and his talking though. Its probably much better when he is practicing or using it in sparring.

  5. I was hoping he would say to throw in a big manly kick but instead he chose a rainbow….. that bothered me…

  6. @rammsteingod666 you can do both kicks with either the front or rear leg, though i find front leg crescent kicks harder to generate any power. If your really quick, you might be able to use it as a block or feint to set up a another techique. Personally, I really like the rear legs kicks, or better yet, use it with a spin, but only if you're really fast

  7. Ok, in case everyone was wonderin, this guy is a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo, his name is Caleb labarda. like this so people can see

  8. @MrLiliam14 That tells us nothing. Which one of you is the more experienced? Do you spar under mma or tkd rules? As a mixed martial artist, is your friend more proficient with his grappling or his striking? And which one of you is the larger individual? (and before anyone says that last one doesn't count; of course it does. That's why combat sports have weight divisions)

  9. Expert: Caleb Labarda
    Bio: Caleb Labarda is a 22 year old Taekwondo black belt. He has been studying martial arts since he was eight years old.
    Filmmaker: Caleb Labarda

  10. Thank God I follow this guys video advice. I'm a former wrestler (also always been really good at kicking) but I never thought it would take so much technique and focus to really get where I'm at now. Thanks!

  11. with the crescent kick can it be done with the ball of your foot, I seem to keep hurting a muscle in my groin. Β 

  12. he has nice kicks, graceful. but using a belt over a t-shirt.. argh.. I immediately lose any respect for anyone who does that. its a typical mc dojo habit. total disregard for martial etiquette

  13. JRE dudes raiding ahaha, I forgot about this kick, probably a relic of the 80s, i mistaken it with an axe kick but then i remembered its the side that hits not the heel

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