4 Direction Punch and Block

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4 Direction Punch (Saju Jirugi) and 4 Direction Block (Saju Makgi) and fundamental exercises for the beginner (white belt). They are both requirements for grading from 10th gup (white belt) to 9th gup (Yellow Stripe). Right and left sides of both are are performed (normally starting with the right side).

This video shows double world Champion Roisin Giles demonstrating the movements with a few of the key points highlighted.

O Ataque nas 4 direções (sadju jirugi) e a Defesa nas 4 direções (sadju makgi) são exercícios fundamentais para o iniciante (faixa branca). Os dois fazem parte do currículo de graduação do 10° gup (faixa branca) para o 9° gup (faixa branca ponta-amarela).

Neste vídeo vemos a duas vezes campeã mundial, Roisin Giles, demonstrando os movimentos com algumas dicas dos principais detalhes dos exercícios!

Saju Jirugi i Saju Makgi – ćwiczenia podstawowe dla początkujących (biały pas). Wciśnij klawisz CC, aby wybrać napisy w języku fińskim, portugalskim, polskim lub rosyjskim.

Saju Jirugi и Saju Makgi – базовые упражнения для начинающих (белый пояс).  Нажмите клавишу CC, чтобы выбрать субтитры на финском, португальском, польском или русском языке.

FOUR DIRECTION PUNCH (Saju Jirugi)

Parallel ready stance

  1. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  2. Move the right foot to A, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left forearm.
  3. Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle punch to B with the right fist.
  4. Move the right foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.
  5. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  6. Move the right foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left forearm.
  7. Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the right fist.

END. Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.

FOUR DIRECTION BLOCK (Saju Makgi)

Parallel ready stance

  1. Move the right foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left knife-hand.
  2. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle side block to D with the right inner forearm.
  3. Move the right foot to A, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a low block to B with the left knife-hand.
  4. Move the right foot to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle side block to B with the right inner forearm.
  5. Move the right foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left knife-hand.
  6. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a middle side block to C with the right inner forearm.
  7. Move the right foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a low block to A with the left knife-hand.
  8. Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a middle side block to A with the right inner forearm.

END. Bring the right foot back to a ready posture.

*Thanks to Piotr Bernat (Polish) and Diana Skuibida (Russian) for our new translations.

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Correct intermediate positions for knifehand guarding block, twin forearm block and knifehand side strike

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