Bichagi

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  1. Rough Rider

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    Today I ran across the term "Bichagi", which I've never heard before. I Googled it and found several sites that define it as "angle kick". Not familiar with that term either, I looked up videos. To me, it looks exactly like dollyo chagi, or roundhouse kick.

    Can somebody explain the difference between these two kicks?


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  2. andyjeffries

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    "Beet chagi" is a 45 degree upward angle kick, like a cross between a front kick (ap chagi) and turning kick (dollyo chagi).
     
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    that sounds similar to a kick we do in Longfist, which tbh I can't remember the name of, it's like a 45 degree half way between front snap and dollyo chagi kicking upwards and inwards to below or just at the ribs/side. As an ex ITF, I find it very confusing as I keep trying to do a full dollyo chagi.
     
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    It seems that I've been doing this kick by accident- when I try for dollyo chagi, but don't get my hips turned over enough.
     
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    Pit Chagi, Beet Chagi or Bit Chagi is a term I heard a couple of times in the UK and also in Sweden. Some also refer to this kick as Bandal Chagi, but for most people Bandal Chagi would be a different kick. In Germany most people call it 발등 차기 Baldeung Chagi - often romanized and also pronounced as Paltung. Which is a terrible way to romanize or pronounce it. While 발 bal on Korean means leg, 팔 pal means arm.
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    Koreans would simply call it Dollyeo Chagi - I heard a Korean call it "Competition Dollyeo Chagi". Basically it's a variant of a mid section Dollyeo Chagi where the instep hits the body protector with the leg traveling the shortest way at a 45° angle. The 'traditional' Dollyeo Chagi at 90° would be too slow for Kyeorugi.
     
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    According to this, it's a cross between a front, side and round kick. I interpret that as a 45° snap kick that lands at the heel.
     
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    Yeah, we call it a "frown" kick - half front kick, half round kick, and when it lands, you're opponent is gonna frown. :D

    That's a great low kick for whacking someone on the common peroneal pressure point.
     

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