The most important technique in TKD is the snap round house kick. Most commonly in MMA, it is thrown to the head because it is hard to catch, easy to get high, and strong enough to cause a knock out while more powerful kicking techniques are available when going to the legs or arms. When you throw a rear leg round house kick at the head of an opponent actively defending, there are two common techniques they will use other than jumping straight backwards. The first is to cover the head in the same way you would cover against a hook punch. A hybrid TKD / MT kick with a little pivot into the opponent can still do some damage to the arm and push them off balance, but in general, many fighters are able to keep their composure when they perform the wing block. If they do, they will return with a flurry of punches usually. The second method is to snap the upper body back while keeping the feet in place. An opponent who manage to do this is probably going to lunge back in with a MT style kick to the leg or body. While the snap back exists in TKD and a TKD fighter could perform many other counters, usually the counter after performing a snap back is the traditional MMA leg or body kick. When you throw the round house kick to the head and it is defended by the wing block, you can dig in hard and push off, shoving them off balance a little and accelerating your return to stance. If you continue turning back, you can throw a right leg spinning hook kick (to follow your rear right leg round house kick). If the opponent snaps back, you can carry through your opponent and attempt to throw a left leg spinning hook kick or reverse side kick. To do so you have to manage to beat their snap back and counter kick. Does anyone have any insight into how these sorts of counters and counter for counters play out. Do you feel they are realistic for the skilled kicker or too difficult to apply because the conservative defenses to the initial round house kick are too good. Is this post too boring to follow?