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Hand Blade Twisting Outward Block
( 손날 비틀어 바깥막기 sonnal bitureo bakkat makgi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
This twisting block technique uses the blade of your hand to block your face and if successful grab your opponents wrist and counterattack with a knee or kick ( 차기 chagi ). When you block, make sure to turn your waist and upper body sideways and then to twist your hand at the last second. The front leg should be the opposite side of the blocking hand to make the proper posture. The Handblade Twisting Outward Block ( 손날 비틀어 바깥막기 sonnal bitureo bakkat makgi ) is an effective self-defense move if mastered properly. This technique is introduced in Taegeuk #6 Yuk Jang Poomse.
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