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Supported Hand Blade Outward Block
( 손날 거들어 바깥막기 sonnal kodureo makgi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
With the hands held open in the knife hand position, a powerful kick aimed at the solar plexus can be successfully blocked. The blocking hand starts from shoulder level with the palm up while you stretch the other hand far from the waist with the palm facing downward at shoulder height level. In the final form, the blocking arm's elbow and the supporting hand should not be touching each other. Remember to keep the wrists straight and the blocking arm is angled 90-120 degrees. Both hands come across the body, intersecting at the forearms and providing a firm defence.
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