Taekwondo Techniques Hand Techniques

Taekwondo Hand Techniques

The knife hand (sonnal) is used in taekwondo for both striking and defensive techniques.


Knife Hand - Sonnal
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Place the fingers together with the fingertips bent slightly inwards Bend the thumb and pull it back along the hand to tighten. Strike with the little finger side of the hand using the area from the base of the fingers to the wrist.

The fist (jumeok) is used in taekwondo to apply the punch technique (jireugi). To form the fist correctly, follow the photo guide and instructions below:


Fist - Jumeok
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Starting with the hand open Curl the fingers inwards so the fingertips rest on the palm Clench the fist and cover the index and middle finges with the thumb.

Full details of the unified tae kwon do techniques are available on the Unify Taekwondo Techniques DVD.


Taekwondo Training DVDs and Videos
Product Image Description
Unify Taekwondo Basic Movements DVD
Unify Taekwondo Basic Movements DVD
Perfect your Taekwondo technique! All the Taekwondo stances, blocks, kicks and strikes you need to progress from white belt to black belt on one DVD. Filmed in split screen and slow motion for optimised viewing. more...
Unify Taekwondo Patterns DVD
Unify Taekwondo Patterns DVD
Specially updated to reflect the changes made by the World Taekwondo Headquaters (Kukkiwon) to the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) patterns. This DVD is an ideal reference for beginners looking for an introduction to the Taekwondo forms or experienced practitioners who need to perfect their technique. more...
Unify Taekwondo Complete DVD
Unify Taekwondo Complete DVD
This bonus pack contains the Taekwondo Basic Movements video + the Taekwondo Patterns video at a special bonus price. Also included FREE the Unified Taekwondo Training Manual. The manual contains descriptions and photographs of how to perform all the Taekwondo techniques and patterns and is the ideal companion to the DVDs. more...