How to Tornado kick video:
Why learn the Tornado kick?
The tornado kick (and 360 kick) are the most basic jump spin kicks you can possibly do. You specifically need the tornado kick for cool tricks like the 540 kick, Sideswipe, Ch. 720 kick, and many many more!
Learning the Tornado kick
Learning is intuitive and simple. Just watch the video above and emulate. Then read the step by step guide below:
How to Tornado kick step by step
How to train the tornado kick into a 540 kick
Really, if you're getting into tricking, the whole purpose of learning the tornado kick is to turn it into a 540 kick. Train your tornado kicks until they are merely good enough to begin trying 540 kicks. They do not have to be perfect. In fact, my tornado kick looks the way it does NOT from endlessly drilling the tornado kick. My tornado kick looks the way it does because I moved up and learned the 540 kick. Training the 540 kick has made my tornado kick better than it could have ever become had I only been drilling tornado kicks. And training the 540 kick involves more than just tornado kicking and hoping you land on the kicking leg.
Variations to play with
You can do this move using a front kick, inside crescent, or round kick for the kick. You can also manipulate it into a split front kick or a simple split kick. You can even do a tornado side kick with this setup. Try different things. And one day, when you're up for it, try doing more difficult things with your tornado kick, like using it in the tornado kick_2_aerial combo.
My experience learning to tornado kick
Well. I got this move my first few tries when I was a pudgy, yellow belt, fourteen year old kid in Taekwondo class. Then I crashed 540 kicks for six months until I landed that. And that's it!