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taekwondo preschool Bull Horn Blocking ( 황소막기 Hwangso-makgi )

Bull Horn Blocking

( 황소막기 hwangso-makgi )



Difficulty Level:  Advanced      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

This technique takes the shape of a bull's horn by lifting the outside edges of both wrist over the head so the opponents attack is weakened along the diagonal lines of the forearms. In this move the two fists simultaneously protect the face by raising the fists from the lower stomach with the palms facing the body. The wrist of the blocking hands are one fist away from the forehead. The Bull Horn Block ( 황소막기 Hwangso-makgi ) is an advanced blocking technique performed in Sipjin 품새 십진 ( 5th Dan Poomse ).

85% Difficulty





Information for Bull Horn Block ( 황소막기 hwangso-makgi )

Block is introduced in the following patterns:

BLACK BELT:  Sipjin 품새 십진 ( 5th Dan Poomse )

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.

Sipjin stands for ten symbols of longevity, which are Sun, Moon, Mountain, Water, Stone, Pine tree, Herb of eternal youth, Turtle, Deer, and Crane. This poomse represents the endless development and growth by the basic idea of the ten symbols of longevity and the decimal system.

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

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

Bull Horn Block ( 황소막기 hwangso-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).

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