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Footwork / Stepping ( 딛기 Ditgi )


Footwork involves keeping balance, closing or furthering the distance, controlling spatial positioning, and/or creating additional momentum for strikes.

Taekwondo Footwork

Footwork is a martial arts and combat sports term for the general usage of the legs and feet in stand-up fighting. Footwork involves keeping balance, closing or furthering the distance, controlling spatial positioning, and/or creating additional momentum for strikes.

Linear Footwork

Linear movement is common to a great deal of the martial arts world, and is predominant in arts of Japanese and Korean influence such as many forms of Karate and Tae-Kwon-Do, as well as some grappling arts such as Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo and Shooto, and few forms of Chinese martial arts, such as Wing Chun and Bruce Lee's later incarnation, Jun Fan Gung Fu. Perhaps the most stark example of linear footwork, however, is that used in European fencing, especially within the modern sport aspect.

Dominated by the philosophy that the fastest and most economical way to an opponent is a straight line, arts that use linear movement as their focus adopt mostly rigid stances and behaviors, and focus primarily on the speed of advance and retreat to overcome an adversary.

The striking arts of Japan and Korea utilize linear form quickly to overwhelm opponents with powerful, focused blows, whereas the Chinese arts primarily respect linear movement as a method of staying in reference to the opponent's centerline, and for its necessary use in trapping, or close-range grappling exchanges.

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Types of Footwork

  • Ditgi (딛기) Stepping
  • Nae-ditgi (내딛기) Forward Step
  • (Du-bal) nae-ditgi / (두 발) 내딛기 / (Two-foot) Forward Step
  • Dwitbal-nae-ditgi / 뒷발 내딛기 / Rear Foot Forward Step
  • Apbal-nae-ditgi / 앞발 내딛기 / Front Foot Forward Step
  • Dora-ditgi (돌아딛기) Turning Step
  • Oreun-dora-ditgi / 오른 돌아딛기 / Right Turn Step
  • Wen-dora-ditgi / 왼 돌아딛기 / Left Turn Step
  • Dwi-dora-ditgi / 뒤 돌아딛기 / Back Turn Step
  • Mo-ditgi (모딛기) Diagonal Step
  • Oreun-dwi-ditgi / 오른뒤 딛기 / Right Backward Step
  • Oreun-ap-ditgi / 오른앞 딛기 / Right Forward Step
  • Wen-dwi-ditgi / 왼뒤 딛기 / Left Backward Step
  • Wen-ap-ditgi / 왼앞 딛기 / Left Forward Step
  • Mulleo-ditgi (물러딛기) Backward Step
  • (Dubal) mulleo-ditgi / 두 발 물러딛기 / Two-foot Backward Step
  • Dwitbal-mulleo-ditgi / 뒷발 물러딛기 / Rear Foot Backward Step
  • Apbal-mulleo-ditgi / 앞발 물러딛기 / Front Foot Backward Step
  • Yeop-ditgi (옆딛기) Side Step
  • Oreun-ditgi / 오른 딛기 / Right Step
  • Wen-ditgi / 왼 딛기 / Left Step
  • Jejari-ditgi (제자리딛기) Stepping in place

 

 

 

 

 

Question. What is the korean terminology for Back Stance?

This stance is specifically focused on shifting weight to the back leg, as it offers much more control, and makes it easier to kick off the front leg. To perform this stance, the body faces to the side, with the front foot facing forward and the front leg bent. The back leg is bent slightly and the foot is turned outwards perpendicular to the front foot making the letter "L" for this stance.

 

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Footwork ( 딛기 ditgi ) involves keeping balance, closing or furthering the distance, controlling spatial positioning, and/or creating additional momentum for strikes.

There are five tenets defined in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and several more in World Taekwondo (WT).

Indomitable spirit ( Baekjul Boolgool / 백절불굴 ): "To have indomitable spirit means to have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do." View Taekwondo Tenets »

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