An ITF-style Downward Block

When used in WTF-style taekwondo, the term Downward Block usally refers to a Low Block.

In ITF-style taekwondo, a Downward Block (naeryo makgi) is a block the purpose of which is to drop the opponent's hand, foot or weapon attacking the solar plexus and point below. It is executed principally from rear foot and L stances, though occasionally a walking or vertical stance is used. The blocking tool should reach its point of focus in a circular motion, keeping the elbow bent about 45 degrees at the moment of the block.


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