Taekwondo hand strikes are performed as a close distance alternative to kicks. They are executed in a number of ways - from standing, jumping, spinning and rushing forwards. Hand strikes make up fast combinations of strikes which can leave an opponent stunned and unable to defend himself.
•Fist Strikes ( 지르기 jireugi ) - techniques striking with fist
•Striking Techniques ( 치기 chigi ) - techniques striking with twisting force of body excluding techniques using fist or fingertips
•Thrusting techniques ( 찌르기 Jjireugi ) - techniques striking with finger tips
•Chopping techniques ( 찍기 Jjikgi ) - techniques striking with curled fingers