|Hanja for "Mountain"|
ending position they do not show the Hecho Santeul Makki from Pyungwon Poomsae but rather the "regular" Santeul Makki that can be seen in Keumgang Poomsae. I thought it would make a great post to gather all the information on that technique from this blog that have been published earlier coupled with the new material that was kindly shared by my study buddies:-) The video that features Colin from Traditional Taekwondo Techniques blog was put together especially for the study Group which explains the names being mentioned in the beginning of the Clip as well as the youtube label:-)
As for who will this post benifit? The technique covered in this post features heavily in all systems of Taekwondo that I know of. Most prominently in Keumgang Poomsae for Kukkiwon Taekwondo (sometimes wrongfully called "WTF") students, Toi gye Tul/Hyung for Chang Hon or ITF Taekwondo students, and Sip Soo Hyung or Cinte Kata for really really old School Taekwondo students and Karate students. That is a wide specter of systems and forms all featuring the technique which is often ridiculed and seen as unrealistic. But you got to ask yourself why so many use it when you see how many different systems and forms that use this technique if this technique is so unrealistic? Now if you read through this post and all its links I am sure you will see that the technique is effective and versitile, it is only unrealistic if you interpret it in an unrealistic way.
First the "new" stuff so the regular readers do not have to sift through "old" material once more.
In the above link you will be brought to Colin`s blog and you will see an excellent video focusing exclusivly on the Santeul Makki. It is from a different system yes, so the name of the Block might change but the body mechanics are the same as the Kukkiwon Santeul Makki. Any student of Keumgang Poomsae will seriously benifit from seing that clip. Thank you for making that video Colin (In case you ever read this).
Another post on the same technique from the same blog can be seen here:
The next clip is from Mark Cook the author of "The Oldmans Bubishi" (a book I do not yet have but I will definitly get it after seing the clip he kindly shared with the group)
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And here is a Clip from Paul demonstrating the Santeul Makki as used in his School:
If you are interested in Taekwondo I would reccomend all the Sources used in this post.
As for the "old material" I allready have shared on this blog please follow this link to Keumgang Poomsae:
In that post you will also learn where the "mountain" part of the block comes in. You are obviously not defending against mountains :p
So eventhough this post is relativly short in length it contains perhaps one of the most comprehensive information on the Santeul Makki or Mountain Block on any blog. Thanks for all those who share their knowledge. The information in this post would not be possible without you. Thank you.
Now go train those mountain blocks. I know you want to;)
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