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taekwondo preschool Diamond Block ( 금강막기 keumgang-makgi )

Diamond Block

( 금강막기 keumgang-makgi )



Difficulty Level:  Advanced      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

This move composes of under section blocking and face blocking. The hand that blocks under starts from the starting point of low block ( 아래막기 arae-makgi ) technique. The face blocking hand starts at the starting point of high block ( 올려막기 olgul-makgi ) technique. This technique is performed in the 2nd dan black belt poomse "Keumgang". The Diamond Block ( 금강막기 keumgang-makgi ) is typically performed in a crane stance ( 학다리서기 hakdari-sogi ) where you lift one foot like a crane and place the blade of the foot on the innerside of the other knee.

  • keumgang (naeryeo-yeop) makgi / 금강 (내려 옆)막기 / Keumgang (Downward Side) Block
  • keumgang-bakkat-makgi / 금강 바깥막기 / Keumgang Outward Block
  • sonnal-keumgang (naeryeo-yeop) makgi / 손날 금강 (내려 옆)막기 / Hand Blade (Downward Side) Block
  • sonnal-keumgang-bakkat-makgi / 손날 금강 바깥막기 / Hand Blade Outward Block
90% Difficulty





Information for Diamond Block ( 금강막기 keumgang-makgi )

Block is introduced in the following pattern:

BLACK BELT:  Keumgang 품새 금강 ( 2nd 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.

Keumgang means "diamond," symbolizing hardness. Keumgang is also the name of the most beautiful mountain in Korea, as well as the Keumgang warrior, named by Buddha. Thus, the themes of hardness, beauty, and pondering permeate this poomse.

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

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

Diamond Block ( 금강막기 keumgang-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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