Using A Double Knife Hand Block In A Fight


        What is the double knife hand block for? Would you ever use it in a fight? Do you even know what it is for and how one would use it in a fight? Or do you simply want to use it to pose and look pretty in a demo? This video shows you possible combat techniques to use with the double knife hand block.

Start practicing it.

  1. 종원 박 says:

    Interesting, its very rare to use the chop strike/guard pragmatically like ya… even the taekwondo practitoner.
    … and is there have more easy word rather than “pragmatically”? eat my shorts, google translate.

    anyway, another awesome classic move.

    • White Dragon says:

      haha! I think pragmatically is a great word. It means that it uses the double knife hand with “what works” and the simple way for how it works.

      You could say use it effectively or dynamic ways as in various ways to use it.

      I believe in the block method, but also it is more like a strike to pressure points and also a throw. TKD got most of its techniques from Karate and a lot of the watys Karate uses stuff is the original way. But Taekwondo pulls the hands back before executing the double knife hand, and my video shows why.

      Whether many Korean guys would agree with me or not, this is a very common sense movement.

      Please watch all my other youtube videos and have agreat day! Subscribe to my channel.

      Thanks for eading my blog! Be encouraged that Korean Taekwondo is an effective martial art for real fighting and self defense!

  2. I read this post a while ago, it made me realize that the various makgi ( blocks ) are actually strikes themselves when applying the “relax – tense” principle. I can’t find a proper way of expressing this, but I was taught to “relax” during a strike so that it goes faster, and “tense” as soon as the legs/hands make contact so that all the energy are concentrated in that spot. Whereas if you “tense” the whole way from start to finish, the energy will be spread out and you won’t make a powerful strike . Does that make sense? Sorry, it’s really hard for me to describe it by words ( also English isn’t my first language , hehehe ).

    I do believe that Taekwondo hand strikes, these seemingly pointless techniques, can actually cause serious damage or even death when practiced enough . This is probably the reason why Taekwondo sparring restricted hand techniques except for punches, and I have to agree, I mean I don’t want a Pincer hand to my throat or a broken nose from a Palm Strike. Gosh I gotta love the Koreans for these hand techniques.

    • White Dragon says:

      What is your first language and where are you from?

      Yes blocks are also strikes, even though they are blocks. And what you say about tensing up is also correct.

      There are a lot of applications to every 1 technique. Taekwondo has so much to offer that people just don’t get.

  3. I’m Chinese, but I was born in Vietnam, so I’m more fluent in Vietnamese.

  4. It’s interesting that you asked that. I’m not sure about the rest of Vietnam, but where I lived,Martial arts were very common, even high schools teach martial arts during Sport periods. We trained outdoors, rather than indoors . You would see various styles of martial arts being practiced in one giant ground , as far as I could remember: e.g Shotokan on the far left , Taekwondo on the far right, Kyokushin at the bottom right, Vovinam on the bottom left, and a few Shaolin practitioners in the middle. It was extremely noisy due to traffic, students’ kihap spreading all over the place. Through observations, the people there takes pride in their style, taking them very seriously, as their instructors would punish their students from the slightest mistake. Very disciplined and quite intimidating atmosphere, it could be because I was still a kid.

    As for Taekwondo (where I used to train), I really have to admit that they were more sport-oriented compare to where I train now.The instructors were very good at teaching us strategies during sparring, but I wanted actual combat applications,too . They have absolutely no hand techniques ( uh-oh), except for one-step sparring. Yes, their kicks are strong and fast during practice , but most of the students there were clueless of how to use them in sparring. I’ve seen a few competitions in Vietnam as well. They make the typical mistakes of putting their hands down, and throwing only one kick before retreating. Despite that, there would be a few skilled practitioners , who were able to knockout their opponents with a single, nasty kick as soon as the match begin.

    On the bright side, I got a firm foundation of Taekwondo kicks, and it helped me a lot when I moved to Australia ( where I live now ). I’m exploring more about this art and completing its full curriculum.

    Long reply, but this is something I’m excited to share with you. Please keep on making Taekwondo posts, I’ll keep reading them.

    • White Dragon says:

      Wow that sounds awesome!!! Asian martial arts! What a cool environment! Were the students are different styles nice to each other? Did people get a long well? I would be training in or more styles but focusing on one main onelike Taekwondo. What a fun place! I wish I could get ajob at a large place like that.
      I always train out doors too. In the old days people trained outside all the time, not only inside. For me I train outside constantly, there is just something deep about it. I love the feeling of the wind and the tempurature at different times of the year and seeing nature and enjoying the sounds.
      I also like to train inside too!

      Are you one of Master Kwon’s students? If so you are lucky because he is 100% everything about Taekwondo and uses hands a lot.
      Your Vietnam TKD gym sounds a lot like man gyms in the USA. Same sport stuff. It gets boring.

      I am glad to have engaging readers like yourself. Thanks for posting!

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