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taekwondo preschool Ridgehand Outward Block (Sonnal deung bakkat makgi)

Ridgehand Outward Block

( 손날등 바깥막기 Sonnal deung bakkat makgi )



Difficulty Level:  Advanced      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

A technique of blocking the attack from the inside to the outside of the defender’s body. By tucking the thumb into the palm, a striking surface called the ridge-hand, or reverse knife-hand is formed, extending a few inches along the inside of the hand below the first knuckle of the first finger. Ridge-hand blocks commonly are delivered with a hooking motion, or with a straight arm swing.

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

However, it should be noted that the ridge hand is generally considered obsolete in the martial arts and highly circumstantial. The conditioning required to effectively use it is usually better suited towards basic conditioning of other more natural parts of the body such as punching or kicking. As such, it is considered a high level and highly circumstantial technique in the martial arts that still teach the technique, such as most forms of karate, tae kwon do, jujitsu, and kung fu. The ridge hand technique is very swift and when mastered can be a formidable technique.

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Learn other taekwondo blocks on the  Main Blocking ( 막기 makgi ) Section »





Ridgehand Outward Block ( 손날등 바깥막기 Sonnal deung bakkat makgi )
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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).

Perseverance ( In Nae / 인내 ): "One will persevere time and time again until they have achieved a result which is adequate towards what one was trying to achieve." View Taekwondo Tenets »

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






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