Ditgi (딛기) Stepping


             Nae-ditgi (내딛기): Forward Step

A motion of changing the center of gravity towards the front. This is a movement to take one step or more with the front or rear foot while moving the center of gravity forward. If the front foot advances first, it is called apbal-nae-ditgi and the rear foot, dwitbal-nae-ditgi.

 

     Mulleo-ditgi (물러딛기) Backward Step

A motion of moving the center of gravity backward. This is a movement of traveling one or more steps backward with the front or rear foot while moving the center of gravity backward. If the front foot steps back first, it is apbal-mulleo-ditgi and if the rear foot moves first it is dwitbal-mulleo-ditgi.

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Movements of changing directions or one’s feet to various points in order to adjust one’s distance to the opponent, where one executes attacks or makes defensive moves


           Dora-ditgi (돌아딛기) Turning Step

A motion of changing direction to the left or right or back. This is a motion of taking a step by turning one foot clockwise or counterclockwise centering around the other foot. When the upper body turns backward to the left, it is called wen-dora-ditgi and to the right, oreun-dora-ditgi

 

           Yeop-ditgi (옆딛기) Side Step

A motion of moving the center of gravity to the left or right. This is a movement of stepping to the left or the right while shifting the center of gravity.

 

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These include all kinds of foot movements involved in taekwondo and are used in the form of nae-ditgi, dora-ditgi, mo-ditgi, mulleo-ditgi, yeop-ditgi and jejari-ditgi.


               Mo-ditgi (모딛기) Diagonal Step

A motion of moving the center of gravity diagonally. This is a movement of moving the left or right foot diagonally forward or backward to move the center of gravity to the side of left front, left back, right front or right back.

 

         Jejari-ditgi (제자리딛기) Stepping in place

A motion of bobbing in a fixed position. This is a movement of keeping the center of gravity in between the front and rear foot and moving the feet up and down simultaneously or alternating the feet while stepping in a fixed position.