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Promotion from one geup 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. Many of the older and more traditional schools often take longer to allow students to test for higher ranks than newer, more contemporary schools, as they may not have the required testing intervals. View Taekwondo belt levels »
( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
The cross block ( 엇걸어막기 otgoreo makgi ) technique deflects a downward strike such as an axe kick, hammer fist, a stick or a face punch from a taller opponent. This technique starts near the waist on the opposite side of the foot in front. The hand that is on the same side as the foot in front should be under the other hand. Cross your wrists and finish by placing your hands in the center. Remember with both arms and hands in front that your visibility is partially blocked. (aka. X-Block)
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