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Moves & Stances


Hand Positions

Korean English
sahnkal knifehand
sahnkal jecho knifehand with palm up
sahnkal deung ridgehand (also “oppun sahnkal”)
sahn bahtong palm heel (also “bahtong sahn”)
sahn deung back hand (also “deung sahn”)
ah keum sahn arc hand
galkwi sahn ripping (or raking) hand
jipke sahn pincers hand
joomok fist
deung joomuk back fist
yup joomuk side fist
me joomuk hammer-fist
inju joomuk forefinger one-knuckle fist
bamchu joomuk middle-finger one-knuckle fist
doo bam joomuk two-knuckle fist
pyun joomuk flat (or open) fist
omji joomuk thumb-knuckle fist
kwan soo spearhand (also “pyun sahnkeut”)
sahnkeut spearfinger
gawi sahnkeut scissors-shaped spearfingers

Hand Attacks

Korean English
bahro chirugi straight (return) punch
bahndae chirugi reverse punch
gullgi chirugi hook punch
yung seuk chirugi combination (consecutive) punch
doo bun chirugi double punch
sae bun chirugi triple punch
sahnkeut chirugi spearfinger thrust
sewo chirugi vertical punch
gotjang chirugi vertical fist punch
dolrya chirugi round punch
dwijubo chirugi upset punch
soteum chirugi spring punch
nehryuh chirugi downward punch
chi chirugi uppercut punch
jae chuh chirugi upper punch (also “jae chin chirugi”)
doo joomuk chirugi doublefist punch
dikootja chirugi `U’ (or `C’) shaped punch (hi-lo)
sosum chirugi double uppercut punch
keumgang chirugi diamond-shaped punch
nalgeh chirugi wing-shaped punch

Blocks

Korean English
bahkat palmahk mahki outer forearm block
ahn palmahk mahki inner forearm block
sahng palmahk mahki twin forearm block
ahnuro mahki inward block
bahkuro mahki outward block
ahrae mahki low block
cho kyo mahki rising block
daebi mahki guarding block
bituro mahki twisting block
gahwi mahki scissors block
keumgang mahki diamond-shaped (Hercules) block
gutjha mahki `9′-shaped block (cross block)
yeot pero mahki `X’-shaped block (also “kyo cha mahki”)
santeul mahki mountain-shaped block (also “osanteul mahki”)
weh santeul mahki part mountain-shaped block
utgallruyuh mahki cross block (also “utgiruh mahki”)
hechuh mahki scattered block (or wedge block)
hwang so mahki ox (or “bull”) block
bahtangsahn nooluh mahki pressing down block
deuluh oll ryu mahki upward scooping fist block

Kicks

Korean English
cha olligi stretching kick
jillo chagi thrusting kick
ahp chagi front kick
yup chagi side kick
dolrya chagi round (roundhouse) kick
dwi chagi back kick
bahndae dolrya chagi reverse round kick (“hook kick” for some styles)
dwi dolrya chagi back round kick (“hook kick” for some styles)
gullgi chagi hook kick (also “golcho chagi” or “golro chagi”)
bahndall chagi crescent kick (literally “half moon kick”)
hoohrio chagi wheel kick
beet chagi slant (or instep) kick
bahn dolrya chagi half round kick (also “instep kick”)
beakya chagi slap kick
nehryuh jeek gi ax kick; literally “downward foot strike”
hwe jun chagi swing kick
mil a chagi pushing kick (also “mil gi chagi”)
gokwang i chagi pickax kick
pyojuk chagi target kick
dolmyo chagi spinning kick
tdwim yah chagi jumping kick
yung seuk chagi combination (consecutive) kick
meekulmyu chagi sliding kick (also “mikulgi chagi”)
goollruh chagi rolling kick
natgeh tdwim yu chagi hopping kick
nalla chagi flying kick (also “goong jung chagi”)
gahwi chagi scissors kick
illja chagi linear kick
japgo chagi holding (grasp) kick
ohpo chagi falling kick (leg sweep)
nachu oh chagi stooping kick

Stances

Korean English
sohgi stance
jah seh posture (or stance) [used instead of “sohgi” in some styles]
ahnjun sohgi sitting stance
ahp sohgi front stance
ahp koo bi sohgi front bent knee stance (also just “ahp koo bi”)
dwi sohgi back stance
dwi koo bi sohgi back bent knee stance (also just “dwi koo bi”)
beom sohgi cat (or tiger) stance (also “goyang-i sohgi”)
kuht neun sohgi walking stance
juchoom sohgi horseback riding stance (“kima sohgi” in some styles)
mot sohgi fighting stance
kyorugi sohgi sparring stance
choon bi sohgi ready stance (also “pyeonhi sohgi”)
gibon sohgi basic stance
guande sohgi middle stance
naranhee sohgi parallel stance
niun ja sohgi `L’-stance
gojang sohgi fixed (lower-back) stance
sa sun sohgi diagonal stance
gyuttari sohgi fixed balance (or bent knee) stance
koh ah sohgi crossed foot stance
kyo cha sohgi `X’-stance
mo ah sohgi close stance
joong-rib sohgi neutral stance
dong yuk sohgi dynamic stance
cha yun sohgi natural stance
chagi sohgi kicking stance
hahktari sohgi crane stance (also “ue bal sohgi”)