kung fu moves · 06/06/2023

Taekwondo basic hand shape hand knife and back knife

Hand knife

The hand knife in taekwondo is the so-called empty hand knife. This is done by extending all four fingers except the thumb straight and holding the thumb close to the index finger. The commonly used part of the hand knife is the outer edge of the palm on the side of the little finger, see (Figures 114 and 115).

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Back knife

The back knife of taekwondo is the same as the hand knife, but the thumb should be bent as far as possible from the palm to the little finger. See (Figure 116), the dorsal knife is used in the opposite part of the hand knife, i.e. the side of the index finger is used to attack.

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Bear’s paw

The second joint of the whole finger is bent and buckled, and the second joint of the thumb can be slightly released, like a bear’s paw, see (Figure 117). Mainly use each finger in front of the third joint to pick at each other.

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Bottom palm

Start with a hand knife and then extend your wrist slightly to the back of your hand (lean back) to attack with the bottom of your palm, see Figure 119). The neck can also be hit between the thumb and forefinger (Figure 118).

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Hands-on

The shape of the hand is basically the same as that of the hand knife, and the thumb is required to be completely closed into the palm. It is best to accuse it to the same length (as long as the middle finger is slightly bent), see (Figure 120 Figure 121).

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The thought of the hand is to poke, so the four hands are charged to the same length, and when the finger is poked at the opponent, the finger is not easy to bruise, and the use of the hand is mainly the front of the middle finger, the method of use can be seen (Figures 122 and 123).

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Two books

The shape of the hand of the two books (Figs. 124, Fig. 125), the two fingers mean two fingers, so the front ends of the index and middle fingers are mainly used to poke each other. This movement is similar to the “two dragon play pearls” in Chinese martial arts.

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Hand head

The head of the hand in taekwondo is used as a defensive move, both inside and outside the hand, see (Fig. 127), and even the wrist or arm, where its role is to block (Fig. 128).

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Elbow

Elbows are used with great power, especially in close-range attacks, where the effectiveness of power is easier to use. The site of use of the elbow is the tip of the bone of the elbow (Figure 129). It can be used on the front and back of the elbow, left and right, and when attacking a target in front, the fist should be attached to the shoulder, and it can be provoked from back to front (Figure 130) or from bottom to top (Figure 131). You can also hit sideways or backward to attack the rear.

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