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Hand Strikes

Taekwondo hand strikes are performed as a close distance alternative to kicks. They are executed in a number of ways - from standing, jumping, spinning and rushing forwards. Hand strikes make up fast combinations of strikes which can leave an opponent stunned and unable to defend himself. Taekwondo hand strikes can be separated into two distinct styles:

  • Closed hand strikes (Punches)
  • Open hand strikes

Various surfaces of the hand may be engaged as the striking surface depending on which area of the opponents body which is being targeted. This leads to a large array of hand positions.

Jireugi - Punch
Ap Jireugi - Front Punch
Yop Jireugi - Side Punch
Duebom Jireugi - Double Punch
Baro Jireugi - Reverse Punch
Bandi Jireugi - Obverse Punch
Jecheo Jireugi - Upper Cut Punch
Teok Jireugi - Upset Punch
Doong Chumok - Back Fist
Me Chumok - Hammer Fist
Bo Chumok - Covering Fist
Chigi - Strike
Palkup Chigi - Elbow Strike
Pyong Sohn Keut Chigi - Spear Hand Strike
Ba Tang Sohn Chigi - Palm Heel Strike
An Jin Sohn Chigi - Arc Hand Strike
Sohn Nal Chigi - Knife Hand Strike
Sohn Nal Mok Chigi - Knife Hand Neck Strike
Sohn Nal Doong - Ridge Hand Strike
Palmok Chigi - Forearm Strike
Pyojeot Chigi - Target Strike
Mur Chigi - Knee Strike
Naeryo Chigi - Downward Strike