Do you punch in Tae Kwon Do?

Updated: 10/24/2022
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Tae Kwon Do means the way of the hand and foot. Tae (hand) Kwon (foot) Do (way)


There are several types of punching (chirugi) in Tae Kwon Do. In general these are broken up by the strike target (high, middle or low), the hand used, the shape of the fist and by the movement:

  • 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
  • doo joomuk chirugi: doublefist punch
  • dikootja chirugi: `U' shaped punch (hi-lo)
  • sosum chirugi: double uppercut punch
  • keumgang chirugi: diamond-shaped punch
  • nalgeh chirugi: wing-shaped punch
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