Yup Cha Gi (Yup Podo Cha Gi) - Side Kick
Step Behind Version
Master Ricardo Longinotti, 7th Dan
National Director - Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan - Argentina

Front View

Body in side stance and both
hands in a guard position.
Sight is to the front.

Step behind kicking leg with
other foot, keeping hands in
guard position.

Move hip forward and lift kicking leg
as high as possible, keeping kicking foot directly under knee.

Thrust kicking leg to side by turning
hip to target. Toes of kicking foot should be pointing slightly down and heel of supporting foot facing target.

Retract hip and kicking leg to
intermediate position

Return kicking leg
to side stance position


Note that two positions before the kick are identical to two positions after the kick (1 & 6), (3 & 5).
This demonstrates balance and consistency in execution of technique.


In the photos below

indicates movements
to be performed

indicates movements
already performed


Right Side View

Left Side View

Incorrect Foot Position On Contact With Target

Toes pointed forward

Front of foot higher than heel.
(Hip and supporting foot not turned far enough)

Correct Foot Position On Contact With Target

Straight alignment through heel with toes pointing slightly down and away from target. Bottom edge of heel makes contact.



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