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taekwondo preschool Single Hand Wide Open Blocking ( 외산틀막기 Wesanteul makgi )

Single Hand Wide Open Block

( 외산틀막기 Wesanteul makgi )



Difficulty Level:  Advanced      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

The hand blocking the upper section begins with the starting movement of Inner Wrist Outer Block ( 안팔목 바깥막기 anpalmok bakkat makgi ). The hand blocking the lower section begins with the starting position of a Low Block ( 아래막기 arae makgi ). The lower blocking hand is about two-fist distance away from the thigh. The upper blocking arm is at face level. The Single Hand Wide Open Block ( 외산틀막기 wesanteul makgi ) is typically performed in a Front Stance ( 앞굽이 ap kubi ) but your body is turned to the side and your face is looking back. This technique is performed in Taegeuk #8 Pal Jang Poomse.

  • Pyeonson-oe-santeul-makgi / 편손 외산틀막기 / Open Hand Single Mountain
80% Difficulty





Information for Single Hand Wide Open Block ( 외산틀막기 Wesanteul 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 »

Single Hand Wide Open Block ( 외산틀막기 Wesanteul 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).

Integrity ( Yeom Chi / 염치 ): "Although it may be similar, this form of integrity takes on a more wider role then defined in the common dictionary. In taekwondo, integrity means not only to determine what is right or wrong but also having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to have the integrity stand up for what is right." 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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