Rotation is used in taekwondo techniques to generate force and increase the power of techniques. Without rotation, techniques would have to rely solely on the power generated by the muscles. This power alone is significantly less than that generated by muscles with the additional forces created by rotation. See Force for more information on rotational forces.
- Base. The base is the sole of a single supporting foot or an imaginary line drawn between two supporting feet.
- Vertical Axis. The vertical axis is an imaginary line drawn down the center of the body through the head, neck, and torso and through the center point of the base.
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