Ttwigi (뛰기) Jumping


Meolli-ttwigi (멀리뛰기) Long Jump      

A movement of jumping to attack a target at a distance. This is a jumping movement to attack a target at a distance unreachable from where one is standing with a fist or foot.


Ttwieo-neomgi (뛰어넘기) Jumping over an obstacle

A motion of leaping over an obstacle to execute a strike to the target. This is a movement of jumping over a person or an object to strike the target with a foot or a fist.

          Applications of a jumping movements to apply                        the  diverse technical skills of Taekwondo.

Ttwieo-dolgi (뛰어돌기) Jumping Turn

A motion of making one or more full turn in the air vertically or horizontally. This is a movement of springing up to make one or more full turns. If one makes a horizontal motion such as dolgae-chagi (Whirl kick) or 540° Dwihuryeo-chagi (540° Back Whip Kick), it is called garo-dolgi (Horizontal Turning). A vertical kick, such as gongjungjebi-chagi (Jumping Flip Kick) or gongjungjebi-modum-chagi (Jumping Flip Drawing Kick) is called sero-dolgi (Vertical Turning).



These are movements used to attack a target that is higher   or farther than normal, or to evade the opponent’s attack. They can involve one or more vertical turns or horizontal flips.

Nopi-ttwigi (높이뛰기) High Jump

A motion of springing up to deliver a strike to a high target. This is a springing up movement to reach a high target, unreachable from a stationary posture, to strike it with a fist or foot.




                                                                               *Photographs and description courtesy of Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters)