Another popular martial arts discipline is taekwondo. Taekwondo is a martial art that originated from Korea, and features a host of high kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, as well as rapid multiple kick combinations. Some of mixed martial arts’ most prominent athletes and world champions either come from a taekwondo background, or have used taekwondo a lot in their respective styles — athletes like former middleweight king Anderson “The Spider” Silva, featherweight great Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Benson Henderson, and more.

The kicking process

The kicks used in Tae Kwon Do have received little research attention (TKD). The aim of this research was to compare the biomechanics of different TKD kicking techniques. Methods: The biomechanics of three different styles of kicks performed by five…