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Inner Wrist Outer Block
( 안팔목 바깥막기 anpalmok bakkat makgi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Blocks ( 막기 makgi )
This block uses the inner wrist of your forearm which is used to deflect a strike away from your body. The blocking fist is parallel to the shoulder and the palm of the fist should face the body. The other hand should have the wrist stick to the waist of the body.
Experienced practitioners learn through repetition and muscle memory when (not just how) to launch particular blocks, based on the circumstances they are facing. Fights and fighters may have ebbs and flows in momentum and action that become predictable. Disrupting this flow may give the striker an advantage.
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