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Supported Hand Blade Downward Block
( 손날 거들어 내려막기 sonnal kodureo naeryeo makgi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
This blocking technique you make a knifehand low block ( 아래막기 area makgi ) with the other hand supporting to block the lower body with handblades. 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. The front blocking hand is set above the thigh roughly two fist's gap and the supporting hand is placed one fist below the solar plexus with the wrist aligned to the center of body. Remember to keep the wrists straight.
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