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taekwondo preschool Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi )

Hand Blade Low Block

( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi )

 

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Difficulty Level:  Intermediate      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

The lead forearm is bent and raised to shoulder height, snapping the arm straight down with the palm facing the ground in a hand blade technique, which blocks any incoming low strikes. The other arm is placed on the side of the waist which starts with the fist facing downward across the abdomen over the belt. Remember to twist your body when you make the block.

Experienced practitioners learn through repetition and muscle memory when (not just how) to launch particular blocks, based on the circumstances they are facing. Fights and fighters may have ebbs and flows in momentum and action that become predictable. Disrupting this flow may give the striker an advantage.

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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 »

 

 

 

 

Information for Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi )
  • lead forearm is bent and raised to shoulder height
  • snapping the arm straight down with the palm facing the ground in a hand blade technique
  • other arm is placed on the side of the waist
  • remember to twist your body when you make the block
Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi )
Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi ) Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi ) Hand Blade Low Block ( 한손날 아래막기 sonnal arae makgi )

 

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).

Indomitable spirit ( Baekjul Boolgool / 백절불굴 ): "To have indomitable spirit means to have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what odds you are up against, and to always give 100% effort in whatever you do." View Taekwondo Tenets »

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