Taekwondo Mountain Block (or Santul Makgi)
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Details for a Taekwondo Mountain Block
According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo mountain block is a “technique of blocking with both the inside and outside edges of the wrists simultaneously. This is a skill of blocking two simultaneous attacks aimed at the defender’s face with the inside edge of the wrist to the clockwise direction and with the outside edge of the wrist to the counterclockwise direction. This block is a skill of blocking both sides at the same time with one’s arms in the shape of a mountain. Also, the Hand Blade and the Ridge Hand can be used.”
- Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill2, Added – 05/01/14