As instructors we don't just want to focus on physical skills, but we also need to teach our students the mental game. Mental defensive strategies are very important for sparring.
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Punching can score points in sport Tae Kwon Do, but it doesn't help if your opponent is landing a kick while you are landing punch. Lock the opponent's front leg so that only you can score.
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The fourth step in this progression adds a reverse punch follow up. The hook-round is used to approach the opponent, with the reverse punch aiming to score.
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