Taekwondo Punches and strikes

In this Korean Olympic sport we find punches that are mostly direct to the target. The emphasis of this martial art is the use of legs where kicks are your first weapon.

On this page you will find the strikes and punches that you will see in Taekwondo.

  1. Knife hand – Sahnkal
  2. Knife hand with palm up – Sahnkal jecho
  3. Ridge hand – Sahnkal deung
  4. Palm heel – Sahn bahtong
  5. Back hand – Sahn deung
  6. Arc hand – Ah keum sahn
  7. Ripping (or raking) hand – Galkwi sahn
  8. Pincers hand – Jipke sahn
  9. Back fist – Deung joomuk
  10. Side fist – Yup joomuk
  11. Hammer-fist – Me joomuk
  12. Forefinger one-knuckle fist – inju joomuk
  13. Middle-finger one-knuckle fist – Bamchu joomuk
  14. Two-knuckle fist – doo bam joomuk
  15. Flat (or open) fist – pyun joomuk
  16. Thumb-knuckle fist – Omji joomuk
  17. Spear hand  – kwan soo
  18. Spear finger – sahnkeut
  19. Scissors-shaped spearfingers – Gawi sahnkeut
  20. Straight (return) punch – Bahro chirugi :
  21. Reverse Punch – Bahndae chirugi
  22. Hook punch – Gullgi chirugi
  23. Combination (consecutive) punch – Yung seuk chirugi
  24. Double punch – Doo bun chirugi
  25. Triple punch – Sae bun chirugi
  26. Spear finger thrust – Sahnkeut chirugi
  27. Horizontal Punch
  28. Vertical Punch – Sewo chirugi
  29. Round Punch – Dolrya chirugi
  30. Upset Punch – Dwijubo chirugi
  31. Spring Punch – Soteum chirugi
  32. Downward punch – Nehryuh chirugi
  33. Uppercut punch – Chi chirugi
  34. Upper punch – Jae chuh chirugI
  35. Double fist punch – Doo joomuk chirugi
  36. Double uppercut punch – Sosum chirugi
  37. Diamond-shaped punch – Keumgang chirugi
  38. Wing-shaped punch – Nalgeh chirugi

Taekwondo Techniques

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