Taekwondo Scissors Block

Taekwondo Scissors Block (or Kawi Makgi)

This page will teach you how to do a Taekwondo Scissors Block. In Korean, this technique is known as Kawi Makgi or Gawi Makgi. This blocking technique is used in Taekwondo forms & patterns, etc.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more blocking instructions, please visit the main Taekwondo Blocks section.

Details for a Taekwondo Scissors Block

According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo scissors block is a “technique of executing anpalmok-bakkat-makgi (Inside Wrist Outward Block) and naeryeo-makgi (Downward Block) simultaneously. This skill is named after a scissoring motion of crossing both arms each other at the front of the chest. One hand makes an outward block with the inside wrist while the other makes a downward block with the outside wrist simultaneously to block the attack of the assailant aimed at the trunk and lower body of the defender.”

Video of a Taekwondo Scissors Block


  1. Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill2, Added – 05/02/14