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When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example. To advance from one rank to the next, students typically complete promotion tests in which they demonstrate their proficiency in the various aspects of the art before a panel of judges or their teacher. View Taekwondo belt levels »

taekwondo preschool Palm Heel Pressing Block ( 바탕손 눌러막기 batangson nulleo makgi )

Palm Heel Pressing Block

( 바탕손 눌러막기 batangson nulleo makgi )

 

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Difficulty Level:  Intermediate      Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )

A standard block used to deflect incoming kicks and punches. Open the hand and use the "bottom of the palm" to block the trunk area. The bottom of the palm is called batangson ( 바탕손 ). The open hand is raised up to shoulder height and thrust directly down to meet the attackers hand or limb. The heel of the hand makes contact with the attacker’s forearm in case of a punch, or the shin in case of a kick. In the case of using the wrist area to block the attack it is called palmok (wrist area). Although simple, it requires a lot of partner training to get the timing of this Taekwondo block correct.

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Students often undergo periodic testing and grading by their own Master Instructor ( 사범님 sabeomnim ) in order to advance to a higher level of recognized achievement such as a different belt color. They need to demonstrate their proficiency in the various aspects of the art such as the execution of patterns ( 품새 poomse ), which combine various techniques in specific sequences.

Palm Heel Pressing Block ( 바탕손 눌러막기 batangson nulleo makgi ) is a requirement for the below belt levels (Techniques vary between schools). Promotion from one belt level to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan black belt. View Promotion Tests »

 

 

 

 

Information for Palm Heel Pressing Block ( 바탕손 눌러막기 batangson nulleo makgi )

Block is introduced in the following pattern:

TAEGEUK #:  4

PALGWE #:  4 5 8

BLACK BELT:  Koryo 품새 고려 ( 1st Dan )  Taebaek 품새 태백 ( 3rd Dan )

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 »

Palm Heel Pressing Block ( 바탕손 눌러막기 batangson nulleo 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).

Self-control ( Geuk Gi / 극기 ): "This means to not only have control over one's physical acts, but also their mental thoughts and actions." View Taekwondo Tenets »

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