Jjireugi (찌르기) Thrusting


Sewo-jjireugi (세워찌르기) Vertical Thrust

A technique of thrusting at a target with the fingertips vertically turned up. This is a skill to strike the opponent’s solar plexus. By using hansonkkeut (Single Fingertip), moeundusonkkeut (Combined Two Fingertips) and moeunsesonkkeut (Combined Three Fingertips), one can strike the opponent’s eyes or neck. In order to defend and attack consecutively, onehand executes nulleo-makgi (Pressing Block) while the other hand performs geodeureo-sewo-jjireugi (Supporting Vertical Thrust) in succession.

 

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Techniques of striking the opponent’s vital points with the fingertips.




Eopeo-jjireugi (엎어찌르기) Horizontal Thrust

A technique of thrusting a target with the fingertips horizontally turned down. This is a skill to strike the opponent’s vital points such as the philtrum or neck. One may use scissors fingers.

 


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These skills have the same movements as those of punching techniques; however, their striking surfaces are the fingertips so that they can deliver a strong impact to the opponent’s vital points



Jeocheo-jjireugi (젖혀찌르기) Turn-over Thrust

A technique of thrusting at a target with the fingertips turned over. This is a skill of striking the opponent’s lower abdomen and groin.

Jjikgi (찍기) Chopping

Techniques of striking the target swiftly with curled fingers. This is a skill of striking with the fingertips after they are firmly closed at the first knuckles of the five fingers and used in such techniques as naeryeo-jjikgi (Downward Chop) an-jjikgi (Inward Chop) and ap-jjikgi (Forward Chop).