Master Hee Il Cho, The Complete Master's Jumping Kick, Cho's Tae Kwon Do, 1988


Not only is the Jumping Front Snap Kick a very effective kick both offensively and defensively, but it is also one of the easiest kicks to learn as well as being one of the most powerful. Because of this, it is no wonder that every system of martial arts has a kick very similar to the Jumping Front Snap Kick in its arsenal.

The Jumping Front Snap Kick uses a natural balance as well as some major muscle groups for its power—jumping with the arch tendon, gastrocnemius and gluteus muscles, raising and holding the leg with the illicus muscles, chamber position with the hamstrings and kicking and locking the leg with the quadriceps muscles.