Taekwondo Strikes

List of Taekwondo Strikes with Korean Names

This page provides focuses on a wide variety of Taekwondo strikes (Chigi) such as knife hand strikes. It also provides the Korean names for these various Taekwondo strikes.

For other Taekwondo arm techniques (i.e. Extended Knuckle Fist Punch), please visit the Taekwondo Punches (Jireugi) section. For instructional videos focused on punches and strikes of other martial arts (i.e. MMA & Muay Thai), please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Punches & Strikes section.

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Taekwondo Strikes – English to Korean

  • Back Knuckle Strike (Back Fist) – Deungjumeok Chigi
  • Downward Strike – Naeyeo Chigi
  • Elbow Turn Strike (Elbow Strike) – Palgup Dollyeo Chigi
  • Inward Strike – An Chigi
  • Forward Strike – Ap Chigi
  • Hammer Hand Downward Strike (Hammer Fist) – Mejumeok Naeryeo Chigi
  • Hand Blade Strike (Knife Hand Strike) – Sonnal Chigi
  • Outward Strike – Bakkat Chigi
  • Palm Heel Strike (Palm Strike) – Batangson Chigi
  • Pulling Strike – Danggyeo Chigi
  • Rear Strike (i.e. rear elbow strike) – Dwi Chigi
  • Ridge Hand Outward Strike (Ridge Hand Strike) – Sonnaldeung Bakkat Chigi
  • Side Strike – Yeop Chigi
  • Supporting Strike – Geodeureo Chigi
  • Swallow Strike (block upwards and strike inwards at same time) – Jebipum Chigi
  • Target Strike – Pyojeok Chigi
  • Turning Strike – Dollyeo Chigi
  • Twisting Strike – Biteureo Chigi
  • Upward Strike (i.e. wrist bone is used to strike vertically) – Ollyeo Chigi

Taekwondo Strikes – Korean to English

  • An Chigi – Inward Strike
  • Ap Chigi – Forward Strike
  • Bakkat Chigi – Outward Strike
  • Batangson Chigi – Palm Heel Strike (Palm Strike)
  • Biteureo Chigi – Twisting Strike
  • Danggyeo Chigi – Pulling Strike
  • Deungjumeok Chigi – Back Knuckle Strike (Back Fist)
  • Dollyeo Chigi – Turning Strike
  • Dwi Chigi – Elbow Strike To The Rear (i.e. rear elbow strike)
  • Geodeureo Chigi – Supporting Strike
  • Jebipum Chigi – Swallow Strike (block upwards and strike inwards at same time)
  • Mejumeok Naeryeo Chigi – Hammer Hand Downward Strike (Hammer Fist)
  • Naeyeo Chigi – Downward Strike
  • Ollyeo Chigi – Upward Strike (i.e. wrist bone is used to strike vertically)
  • Palgup Dollyeo Chigi – Elbow Turn Strike (Elbow Strike)
  • Pyojeok Chigi – Target Strike
  • Sonnal Chigi – Hand Blade Strike (Knife Hand Strike)
  • Sonnaldeung Bakkat Chigi – Ridge Hand Outward Strike (Ridge Hand Strike)
  • Yeop Chigi – Side Strike

References

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

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