Soar Challenge: 100 Roundhouse Kicks

The challenge this week is 100 Roundhouse Kicks (Tollyo Cha Ki, 돌려 차기). You may space out and break up the kicks any way you wish, but complete 100 on each side this week. Notice where your weight is set in your hips, base foot, knees, and chest. Keep your center of gravity in your abdomen. Be intentional about your hip rotation.

Roundhouse Kicks 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, every kick has three parts (chamber, extension, re-chamber). 
  2. Your knee points at your target (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, or door frame for balance if needed.
Weekly Soar Challenge Sheet Link – Turn in next Monday

Don’t forget to stretch for at least 10 minutes every day. 

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude – SOAR!

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