Complete Kicking

This book goes beyond the basics and explains the concepts behind awesome kicks including how to generate power using your whole body in every kick, how to generate maximum impact, how to use body mechanics to kick higher, and how to get the most out of every practice session.

This is the best reference book for kicking techniques I’ve found. I have just about every book written in English regarding WTF techniques and this is by far the one you need to learn how to do the different kicks.

COMPLETE KICKING: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KICKS FOR MARTIAL ARTS SELF-DEFENSE & COMBAT SPORTS is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert  knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks.

You’ll get in-depth instruction for over 40 kicks, including the purpose of the kick, key points to pay attention to when practicing, step-by-step execution of the kick, the best targets for each kick, applications for sport fighting and self-defense, plus the most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them. As you progress, you’ll also learn exercises designed to improve your kicking flexibility, power, speed and balance.



  • Front Kick
  • Roundhouse Kick
  • Side Kick
  • Knee Kick
  • Raising Kick
  • Outside Crescent Kick
  • Inside Crescent Kick
  • Axe Kick
  • Whip Kick
  • Twist Kick
  • Pushing Kick
  • Flying Side Kick
  • Back Kick
  • Turn Kick
  • Spin Whip Kick
  • Hopping Kicks
  • Jumping Kicks
  • Jumping Spin Kicks
  • Multiple Kicks
  • Combination Kicks

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover