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Hand Positions

Kawi sahnkeut : scissors-shaped spearfingers

Sonnal : Knifehand
Sonnal jecho : knifehand with palm up
Sonnal deung :   ridgehand (also “oppun sahnkal”)
Sahn bahtong : palm heel (also “bahtong sahn”)
Sahn deung : back hand (also “deung sahn”)
Ah keum sahn : arc hand
Galkwi sahn : ripping (or raking) hand
Jipke sahn : pincers hand
Joomeok : Fist
Deung joomeok : back fist
Yup joomeok : side fist
Me joomeok : hammer-fist
Inju joomeok : forefinger one-knuckle fist
Bamchu joomeok : middle-finger one-knuckle fist
Doo bam joomeok : two-knuckle fist
Pyun joomeok : flat (or open) fist
Omji joomeok :   thumb-knuckle fist
Kwan soo : spearhand (also “pyun sahnkeut”)
Sahnkeut : Spearfinger

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2nd July 2019

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