Soar 100: Week 9

Week 9! Remember you must complete at least 6 Soar 100 Challenges to test. Here is your challenge: 100 Squats with Roundhouse Kicks (Tollyo Cha Ki, 돌려 차기). You may space-out and break-up the kicks any way you wish, but the challenge is to complete 100 in total this week. Notice where is your weight is setting in your hips, your base foot, your knees, and in your chest. Keep your center of gravity in your abdomen. Be intentional about your hip rotation. Smooth is fast and fast is smooth.

100 Squats with Roundhouse Kicks

Roundhouse Kick can be performed from the rear leg or the front leg. The initial load is similar to the Front Kick, but as the knee rises to the target, your hips and base foot rotate allowing reach and mechanical alignment. A few notes: 1) Remember there are three parts to every kick (chamber, extension, re-chamber). 2) Your knee points at your target f(i.e. the leg, the body, the head) before you extend the kick. 3) Don’t lean backward to gain height; flexibility will come with training and time. 4) Use a chair/bar for balance if needed.

A few notes: 1) Remember there are three parts to every kick (chamber, extension, re-chamber). 2) Your knee serves as your targeting or sight. Point your knee at the target you wish to strike (i.e. the leg, the body, the head). 3) Don’t lean backward to gain height; flexibility will come with training and time. 4) Use a chair/bar for balance if needed.

 Weekly Soar Challenge Sheet: Due 8 Mar. Print the linked sheet and bring to class on due date. 

Don’t forget to stretch at least 10 minutes everyday. 

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