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How to hold a kicking shield or a multipurpose pad

A kicking shield is a padded piece of training equipment and so it is also known as a kicking pad. Again, besides practicing kicks, it can also be used to practice punches, knee and elbow strikes, and thus, it is also known as a multipurpose pad. While holding the multipurpose pad, the partner should not get hurt from the power of your kicks and punches. For this reason, the following general guidelines may be followed: [...]  read more

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Benefits of a kicking shield in Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that focuses on using kicking techniques to defend oneself. A key tool for training and developing kicking skills is the kicking shield, which is a large, padded device that is held by a trainer or training partner to serve as a target for kicks. There are innumerable benefits of using a kicking shield in Taekwondo training. The first and most obvious benefit of using a kicking shield is improved accuracy and power. Kicking shields are typically larger and thicker than traditional targets, which allows practitioners to better focus on their kicking techniques and build up power as they practice. This is especially important for Taekwondo practitioners who rely on powerful kicking techniques to defend themselves, as the shield provides a more realistic target that accurately represents the human body.  [...]  read more