STANCES AND HAND TECHNIQUES
"AN-PALMOK MOMTONG-MAKKI" (INBONE BLOCK):
Starting from waist across the body, hand in fist stopping
at shoulder length what makes this different from inside block that the
hand in fist (striking with outside part of the hand)
"APKOOBI" (FRONT STANCE):
50% front leg and 50% back leg. Feet should be shoulder
apart and twice shoulder width from front foot to back foot. Bend front
knee, front leg 90% to floor. Turn back foot 45degrees outward. Eyes
focused forward, upper body straight.
"AP-SEOGI" (WALKING STANCE):
Your normal step distance between front and back foot.
Feet parallel to each other and one foot width apart.
"ARAE MAKKI" (LOW BLOCK):
Go into front stance with a downward sweep of arm stopping
over knee that is bent. Hand in fist with bone area to outside.
‘BAKAT-MAKKI" (OUTSIDE BLOCK):
Start at ear with hand into fist swing across the front
area of body shoulder to shoulder stopping at opposite shoulder, fist no
higher than shoulder level.
"BEOM-SEOGI" (TIGER STANCE):
One foot length between front and back
foot. Feet form 45 degrees angle. Lift up heel of front foot. 90% of body
weight on back leg, 10% front leg, both knees bent, back straight.
"DWITKOOBI" (BACK STANCE):
Feet form 90 degrees angle. Two feet
length distance between front and back. 70% body weight on back leg. 30%
body weight on front leg. Both knees bent, balance focused on back leg.
Heel from back leg must be on alignment with shoulder, front knee must be
on alignment with shoulder and slightly bent.
"EOLGOOL-MAKKI" (HIGH BLOCK):
Bring bent arm up over head, the bend
should be at a 45 degrees angle, hand should be in a fist with outer wrist
bone area of arm upward should not be able to see arm when looking with
eyes upward, fist length away from middle of head.
"HAKTARI-SEOGI" (CRANE STANCE):
Stand on one leg with that knee bent.
Place the arch of the other foot against the inside of the standing knee.
Spread out all the fingers. Begin
folding them in front the last phalanxes of the fingers except the thumb.
Refolding the fingers, clench them to the palm. Hold them together tight
until the palm gets wrinkled. Then press the thumb firmly upon the folded
mass of the
four fingers. The striking point is the
front part of the knuckles of the first phalanxes of the index and middle
Lower fist to belt line spacing one
fist apart, all other body motion stops.
"JOOCHOOM-SEOGI" (HORSE STANCE):
Spread the feet 1-1/2 feet apart
sideways, lower your height by bending both knees slightly, your body
weight should be balanced equally.
"KOA-SEOGI" (FEET CROSSED):
Front foot straight, back foot behind
resting on ball of foot, both knees bent back straight.
"MOA-SEOGI" (FEET TOGETHER)
"MOMTONG-MAKKI" (INSIDE BLOCK):
Hand into fist from waist level swing
upward to opposite shoulder stopping at shoulder and fist no higher than
"MOOREUP-CHIGI" (STRIKE WITH THE
Crash upward with the knees. When
Mooreup-Chigi is executed, it is effective to hold the opponent with your
"PALKOOP-CHIGI" (HIT WITH ELBOWS):
There are five variations: