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taekwondo preschool Cross Block ( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi )

Cross Block

( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi )



Difficulty Level:  Intermediate      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

The cross block ( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi ) technique deflects a downward strike such as an axe kick, hammer fist, a stick or a face punch from a taller opponent. This technique starts near the waist on the opposite side of the foot in front. The hand that is on the same side as the foot in front should be under the other hand. Cross your wrists and finish by placing your hands in the center. Remember with both arms and hands in front that your visibility is partially blocked. (aka. X-Block)

60% Difficulty





Information for Cross Block ( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi )

Block is introduced in the following pattern:

PALGWE #:  7

Poomse is the foundation for the teaching of Taekwondo. A poomse, or form, is a detailed pattern of defense-and-attack motions and techniques used in traditional martial arts. Poomse is useful in developing proper kinetics, mental and physical fortitude.

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 blocks on the  Main Blocking ( 막기 makgi ) Section »

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Taekwondo Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

In martial arts, blocking is the act of stopping or deflecting an opponent's attack for the purpose of preventing injurious contact with the body. A block usually consists of placing a limb across the line of the attack. Blocks are considered by some to be the most direct and least subtle of defensive techniques. Other ways of avoiding attack include evasion, trapping, slipping and deflection of the oncoming attack; this approach is often referred to as the application of 'soft' techniques.

View all taekwondo blocks on the Blocks ( 막기 makgi ) Main Section ».


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

Self-control ( Geuk Gi / 극기 ): "This means to not only have control over one's physical acts, but also their mental thoughts and actions." View Taekwondo Tenets »

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






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