Strikes, 때리기 (ttaerigi)

Striking techniques include any primarily offensive motion which does not move towards the target in a straight line. They are separate from the punches, which use the fist hand form as the striking surface and move towards to target in a straight line, and they are also separate from the thrusting techniques, which don’t use the fist hand form but still move in a straight line.

Striking Surfaces

Because strikes move through a curved line towards the target, they expose some striking surfaces which would otherwise not be available. The striking techniques are numerous largely because of the diversity of striking surfaces.

Blade-hand Strike, 손칼 때리기 (sonkal ttaerigi)

Back Blade-hand Strike, 손칼등 때리기 (sonkaldeung ttaerigi)

Arc-hand Strike, 반달손 때리기 (bandalson ttaerigi)

Back-fist Strike, 등주먹 때리기 (deungjumeok ttaerigi)

Side-fist Strike, 옆주먹 때리기 (yeopjumeok ttaerigi)

Palm Strike, 손바닥 때리기 (sonbadak ttaerigi)

Elbow Strike, 팔굽 때리기 (palgup ttaerigi)

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 8 월 4 일 (4350, Month 8 Day 4) (24 September 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).