Taekwondo defensive technique may seem like a passive passive technique, but a good fighter who only has superb offensive skills and lacks the necessary defensive skills is like a cripple. Because in the ever-changing competition, different tactics need to be adopted according to different opponents, and only by mastering solid defensive methods can it be possible to change from passive to active and change the fighting situation. The following is also the most basic defensive method.
1. Anti-upper paragraph
There are many types of hand postures when defending the upper section, but most of them use the basic action of clenching fists with both hands and using their arms to block the opponent’s attack.
The preparation posture is to raise the fist in front of the eye in the opposite direction to the arm, if using the right fist, it should be placed in front of the left eye, then clench the fingers tightly, and make the back of the fist face towards your face, the fist heart is turned forward and upward, the distance from the wrist to the forehead is about one punch, keep the wrist facing the midline of the forehead, and the central angle of the elbow arm is about 100 degrees, but it can vary slightly depending on the body type, see (Figures 176, 177).
2. Anti-middle section
Raise your fist from the waist to the shoulder, block the forearm in front of the heart socket of the midline of the body, to prevent the opponent’s frontal attack, the elbow angle is about 90 degrees, and the defensive action is generally blocked from the outside to the inside, see (Figure 178 a front) and (Figure 179 a side).
It can also be resisted from the inside out, see the action (Figures 180, 181).
3. Anti-lower paragraph
Place the fist in the lower abdomen to prevent the opponent’s lower attack, raise the fist with the back of the hand outward, and when lowered, the back of the fist is basically parallel to the ground. The area of use is the outside of the wrist, see (Figure 182a, front), (Fig. 183a), and actual usage (Fig. 184).
4. Sweep the side defense
Facing the opponent sideways, use the wrist or forearm to sweep away the opponent’s attack, (Fig. 185) is the action of defending the lower section, (Fig. 186) is the action of defending the middle section.
5. Defend with both hands
Extend your arms while defending the opponent’s attack (Figure 181), generally blocking from the middle to the sides (Figure 188).
6. Cross defense
Cross your hands to defend against my upper kick (Fig. 189) or the lower section (Fig. 190).
7. Hand knife
With both hands in hand, defend against the opponent’s attack from the inside to the outside. See (Figure 191 a front), and (Figure 192 – side).