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How to Do a Hop Step Roundhouse Kick in Taekwondo

Learn how to do a hop step roundhouse kick from taekwondo expert Jason Ok in this Howcast video.


I'd like to show you another variation of roundhouse kick called the Hop Step Roundhouse Kick.

First, I'm going to demonstrate. I'm going to stay in my fighting stance. Now hop step roundhouse kick, you are attacking your opponent with your front leg. So from here, I'm going to back leg skip forward, raise my front knee up at a 45-degree angle, and add a snap roundhouse kick. So from here, one more time, and back.

Now, I'd like to practice with my partner. He's holding the hand target. Again, he's holding the roundhouse kick. So from here, I like to stand in a fighting stance. Again, balance, have your distance. My back leg is going to skip forward while my front leg raises up again in a 45-degree angle. Make sure you fold your legs. Boom. Now at the end, just add a snap kick, bang, and land forward. Make sure the landing is very important.

So, one more time in a fast speed. And that's how you do the Hop Step Roundhouse Kick.

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