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Taekwondo Techniques

Techniques of breaking hard objects with hands or feet
This is the process of demonstrating the power and skills one has developed through the study of taekwondo by breaking objects

  • Horizontal Turn Break (가로돌아격파)
    A technique to spring into the air with the neck as an axis and where it makes one or more full turns horizontally to break a target with the feet
    It is a breaking skill one can perform from a fixed stance, blind?folded or without using any assistance.
    540º nun-garigo (ttieo) dolgae-chagi / 눈 가리고 (뛰어) 540도 돌개차기 / 540º (Jumping) Whirl Kick blindfolded
    540º nun-garigo (ttieo) dolgae-chagi / 눈 가리고 (뛰어) 540도 뒤후려차기 / 540º Back Whip Kick blindfolded
    540~720º dolgae-chagi / 540~720도 돌개차기 / 540~720º Whirl Kick
    540º dwi-huryeo-chagi han~se dangye / 540도 뒤후려차기 한~세 단계 / 540º Back Whip Kick in one to three different levels of height
  • High Jumping Break (높이뛰어격파)
    A technique of springing into the air with the assistance of objects or persons to break a target
    The objective of this skill is to break a target, placed too high to reach from where one stands, using hands or feet
    Gaseum-balkko-dolgae-chagi / 가슴 밟고 돌개차기 / Whirl Kick by stepping on the chest of a person
    Gaseum-balkko-dollyeo-chagi / 가슴 밟고 돌려차기 / Turn Kick by stepping on the chest of a person
    Gaseum-balkko-ap-chagi / 가슴 밟고 앞차기 / Front Kick by stepping on the chest of a person
    Ttwieo-dwihuryeo-chagi / 뛰어 뒤후려차기 / Jumping Back Whip Kick
    Ttwieo-ap-chagi / 뛰어 앞차기 / Jumping Front Kick
    Modum-ap-chagi / 모둠 앞차기 / Drawing Front Kick
  • Jumping-over Break (뛰어넘어격파)
    A technique of jumping over an obstacle to break a target
    This is a skill to deliver a strike to the target with a hand or foot after jumping over such obstacles as human hurdles or other objects
    ~ neomeo yeop-chagi / ~넘어 옆차기 / Side Kick by jumping over an obstacle
  • Far Jumping Break (멀리뛰어격파)
    A technique to jump forward to reach a target in the distance with the help of an assisting object
    This is a breaking skill using a hand or foot to strike a target unreachable without assistance from where one is standing.
    Ttwieo-dwi-chagi / 뛰어 뒤차기 / Jumping Back (Thrust) Kick
    Ttwieo-yeop-chagi / 뛰어 옆차기 / Jumping Side Kick
    Modumbal-yeop-chagi / 모둠발 옆차기 / Drawing Side Kick
  • Vertical Turn Break (세로돌아격파)
    A breaking technique by springing into the air with the rotating axis being the waist or chest and turning the whole body vertically to strike the target with a foot
    This is a breaking technique one can attempt with his or her eyes covered or by dashing forward.
    Gaseum-balkko-gongungjebi-chagi / 가슴 밟고 공중제비차기 / Jumping Flip Kick by stepping on a person’s chest
    Gongjungjebi-modum-chagi / 공중제비 모둠차기 / Jumping Flip Drawing Kick
    Gongjungjebi-chagi / 공중제비차기 / Jumping Flip Kick
    nun-garigo-gongjungjebi-modum-chagi / 눈 가리고 공중제비 모둠차기 / Jumping Flip Drawing Kick blindfolded
    nun-garigo-gongjungjebi-chagi / 눈 가리고 공중제비차기 / Jumping Flip Kick blindfolded
    ~ deonjigo-naedidimyeo-gongjungjebi-chagi / ~던지고 내딛으며 공중제비차기 / Jumping Flip Kick with an object thrown into the air
  • Various Target Break (여러표적격파)
    A technique of rapidly breaking moving or fixed targets from different directions
    This is a breaking skill by using taekwondo techniques to strike various targets all at once or one at a time sequentially.
    dabangyang-gyeokpa / 다방향격파 / Multi-direction Break
    illyeol-gyeokpa / 일렬격파 / Single Line-up Break
  • Power Break (위력격파)
    A breaking technique to measure one’s striking power
    This is a breaking skill using punching, striking or kicking techniques to break fixed targets such as boards, roof tiles or marble.
    Jumeok / 주먹 / Fist
    Sonnal / 손날 / Hand Blade
    Deungjumeok / 등주먹 / Back Knuckle
    Songnaldeungi / 손날등 / Ridge Hand
    Apchuk / 앞축 / Ball of the Foot
    Dwichuk / 뒷축 / Heel of the Foot
    Dwikkumchi / 뒤꿈치 / Back of the Foot
  • Creative Break (창작격파)
    A newly applied breaking technique by an individual player
    This is a breaking skill created by individual to strike a target by using the high level of techniques never before attempted or successfully performed by others.
  • Single Leap Break (한번뛰어격파)
    A technique to break a number of fixed targets with one leap
    This is a breaking skill by performing one technique with both feet alternately to break a number of targets or by using both hands and feet together with different techniques.
    Gawi-chagi se~daseot bangyang / 가위차기 세~다섯 방 / Scissors Kicks in the form of three to five different targets
    Deung-balgo-ap-chagi-se-dangye / 등 밟고 앞차기 세 단계 / Front Kick in three different levels of height by stepping over a person’s back
    Ttwieo-dollyeo-chagi-se-dangye / 뛰어 돌려차기 세 단계 / Jumping Turn Kick in three different levels of height
    Ttwieo-ap?chagi-se-dangye / 뛰어 앞차기 세 단계 / Jumping Front Kick in three different levels of height
    Ttwieo-yeop-chagi-se-dangye / 뛰어 옆차기 세 단계 / Jumping Side Kick in three different levels of height