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Encyclopedia > List of Taekwondo Techniques by Belt

Because the specific techniques learned to progress to the next rank vary from school to school, this is only a partial listing of techniques in general.

These techniques are all combined into several set self-defense techniques, improvised self-defense techniques, and longer set forms. These vary from school to school, but usually at least one person who knows the "traditional" forms or defenses can be found.



  • Ready Stance
  • Riding/Horse Stance
  • Walking/Natural Stance
  • Front/Forward Stance
  • Side/Back Stance
  • Cat Stance
  • Crane Stance

Hand Attacks

A jab is one of the three main punches used in boxing, the two others being the uppercut and hook. ...


All kicks can be executed as jump kicks, spin kicks, jump spin kicks, multi-rotational spin kicks or jump spin kicks


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Taekwondo Summary (4683 words)
Taekwondo is famed for its employment of kicking techniques, which distinguishes it from martial arts such as karate or certain southern styles of kung fu.
The technique is very similar to the roundhouse, first the practitioner raises his knee and turns but instead of striking with the instep, they strike with the side or heel of their foot.
The colored belt system is an artifact of Japanese influence on Korea during the occupation, and thus ultimately from Jigaro Kano, the founder of judo.
Taekwondo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2152 words)
In 1966, on 22nd March, the International Taekwondo Federation was formed (ITF) with associations in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, West Germany, The United States of America, Turkey, Italy, The Arab Republic of Egypt and Korea.
The wide variety of belt levels is an American phenomenon rooted in an effort by schools to provide the appearance of rapid advancement to appease children.
Gup belt records are kept by the school of origin and dan/poom ranks are recorded at the style headquarters registry.
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