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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 »
( 몸통막기 momtong makgi )
Difficulty Level: Beginner Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
An inside block deflects a strike away from the defender and away from the attacker. For example, against a straight punch to the face, an inside forearm block would aim to meet the inside of the forearm of the attacker, pushing the punch outward, leaving the opponent open for a counter attack. The important thing to remember is that the block is moving in a straight line across the chest. Remember to keep the wrists straight, the blocking arm is angled 90-120 degrees, and the fist is as high as the shoulder.
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