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Taekwondo is known for its emphasis on high kicking and fast hand techniques, which distinguishes it from other popular martial arts and combat sports such as karate. However, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) believes that because the leg is the longest and strongest limb a martial artist has, kicks thus have the greatest potential to execute powerful strikes without successful retaliation.
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About Korean Language

In taekwondo, Korean language is often used. During tests practitioners are usually asked what certain Korean words used in class mean. These words are fairly common amongst taekwondo schools, but accuracy of pronunciation can vary greatly.

Taekwondo can also be a great way to learn the Korean language by engaging in conversations with practitioners while at school. Here is a basic list of commonly used words that might be expected. Knowing the fundamental basics is very important for your learning path as you build your skills and knowledge. When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example.

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Arae Makgi ( 아래막기 )

Low Block

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Momtong Makgi ( 몸통막기 )

Middle Block

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Olgul Makgi ( 올려막기 )

High Block

Beginner Level Tutorial »

Bakkat Makgi ( 바깥막기 )

Outside Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Olgul Bakkat Makgi ( 올려 바깥막기 )

High Section Outside Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Anpalmok Bakkat Makgi ( 안팔목 바깥막기 )

Inner Wrist Outer Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Hansonnal Bakkat Makgi ( 한손날 바깥막기 )

Single Knife Hand Outward Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Sonnal an Makgi

Inward Knife Hand Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Hecho Makgi ( 헤쳐막기 )

Trunk Push Double Block

Intermediate Level  

Bakkat Palmok Hecho Makgi ( 바깥팔목 헤쳐막기 )

Outside Wrist Double Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Arae Hecho Makgi ( 아래 헤쳐막기 )

Trunk Push Low Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Nulleo Makgi ( 눌러막기 )

Pressing Palm Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Batangson Nulleo Makgi ( 바탕손 눌러막기 )

Palm Heel Pressing Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Momtong Kudoreo Makgi ( 거들어막기 )

Supported Trunk Block

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Kodureo Naeryeo Makgi ( 거들어 내려막기 )

Supported Downward Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Sonnal Kodureo Makgi ( 손날 거들어 바깥막기 )

Supported Handblade Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Sonnal Kodureo Naeryeo Makgi ( 손날 거들어 내려막기 )

Supported Downward Handblade Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Otgoreo Makgi ( 엇걸어막기 )

Cross Block / X-Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Olgul Otgoreo Makgi ( 올려 엇걸어막기 )

High Cross Blocking

Intermediate Level  

Arae Otgoreo Makgi ( 아래 엇걸어막기 )

Low Cross Blocking

Intermediate Level  

Sonnal Olgul Otgoreo Makgi ( 손날 엇걸어막기 )

HandBlade High Cross Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Sonnal Bakkat Bitureo Makgi ( 손날 비틀어 바깥막기 )

HandBlade Twisting Outward Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »

Santeul Makgi ( 산틀막기 )

Wide Open Mountain Block

Advanced Level  

Wesanteul Makgi ( 외산틀막기 )

Single Hand Wide Open Block

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Kawi Makgi ( 가위막기 )

Scissors Blocking

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Keumgang Makgi ( 금강막기 )

Diamond Blocking

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Olgul Kodureo Yeop Makgi

Assisted Face Side Block

Advanced Level  

Momtong Kodureo Makgi

Assisted Trunk Blocking

Advanced Level  

Hwangso-makgi ( 황소막기 )

Bull Horn Blocking

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Sonnal deung bakkat makgi ( 손날등 바깥막기 )

Ridgehand Outward Block

Advanced Level Tutorial »

Anpalmok-yeop-makgi ( 안팔목 옆막기 )

Inside Wrist Side Block

Intermediate Level Tutorial »


For more information on Korean Language Terminology see below:


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

Courtesy ( Ye Ui / 예의 ): "Showing courtesy to all, respecting others, having manners as well as maintaining the appropriate etiquette at all times, both within and outside the dojang (도장) (designated training area)." View Taekwondo Tenets »

This article uses material from the Wikipedia articles "List of Taekwondo Techniques", and "Taekwondo Stances", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.






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