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Ridgehand Downward Strike

( 손날등 내려치기 sonnal-deung-naeryeo-chigi )

Difficulty Level:  Advanced      Technique: Strikes ( 치기 chigi )

A technique of striking from a higher level to a lower level with the ridgehand in a vertical direction. Remember to keep the arm completely straight and extended to avoid injury. This is an advanced breaking technique used most often for multiple stacked boards and even concrete. Strikes should channel force through a small area of the attacker's body. Focus helps in achieving proper penetration and in maximizing the damage at the point of impact. Experienced strikers learn through repetition and muscle memory when (not just how) to launch particular strikes, based on the circumstances they are facing.

If done improperly, however, the practitioner may well break his/her wrist.

Ridgehand Downward Strike ( 손날등 내려치기 sonnal-deung-naeryeo-chigi ) Ridgehand Downward Strike ( 손날등 내려치기 sonnal-deung-naeryeo-chigi ) Ridgehand Downward Strike ( 손날등 내려치기 sonnal-deung-naeryeo-chigi )


Most Kukkiwon 국기원 schools will use the poomse taegeuk whereas a few schools will use the poomse palgwe. The meanings, trigrams and symbols are shared by both poomse taegeuk and poomse palgwe, however the sequence of movements is different. The first 8 forms of the set of poomse differ from each other, whereas the last 9 forms (Black Belt forms) of the set are shared between the two sets. All students studying in World Taekwondo (WT) Kukkiwon style must learn these forms, or taegeuk, to advance to a higher belt level. There are eight taegeuk forms, each one similar to the previous one, but each time with more complicated techniques to display the students' mastery of the techniques learned during lessons, as well as the ability to interconnect these techniques.

For more information on taekwondo patterns refer to Poomse 품새 Section »

Learn other taekwondo strikes on the  Main Strikes Section »

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






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