Stances (Sohgi)

The following words are often used as commands. If this is the case, the name of the stance is usually followed by the command “Joonbi”, which means to get ready into that stance.

Naranhi Sohgi ‘Parallel’ stance
Pyonhi Sohgi Ready stance (i.e. “at ease”)
Moa Sohgi ‘Closed feet’ stance
Ahp Sohgi Walking stance
Ahpkubi Sohgi Forward stance
Dwikubi Sohgi Backward stance
Juchoom Sohgi ‘Horse riding’ stance
Bum Sohgi ‘Tiger’ stance
Koa Sohgi ‘Twisted’ stance

Blocking techniques (Maggi)

Ahre maggi Low block
Momtong maggi Middle block
Eolgul maggi High block
Geudeureo maggi Fist of one arm supports the other arm by the elbow
Sonnal-bakat maggi Block with knifehand, from inside to outside
Gawi maggi “Scissor” block: With one hand ahre maggi, the other one a momtong-bakat maggi
Eotgalyo maggi ‘X’-block
Hechyo maggi ‘Wig’-block
Bituro maggi Twisting block

Arm techniques

Eolgul jireugi High punch
Momtong jireugi ‘Middle’ punch
Sonnal mok anchigi With knifehand strike at neck
Pyeonsonkut jireugi Spear fingers
Doobeon jireugi Double punch
Kaljaebi ‘Strangle’ punch

Kicking techniques (Chagi)

Ahp-cha-gi Front kick
Dolryo-cha-gi Round kick
Naeryo-cha-gi Axe kick/Downward kick
Yop-cha-gi Side kick
Dwi-cha-gi Backward kick
Hooryo-cha-gi Hook kick
Bandae-dolryo-cha-gi Spinning hook kick
Dwi-dolryo-cha-gi Spinning hook kick