There are almost all kinds of techniques in taekkyon:
- Hand (punching etc.)
- Head (head butts)
- Shoulder, elbow, knee etc.
- Joint locks
- Pressure, choking etc.
of all, taekkyon is specialised on high kicks, low kicks, sweepers,
hooking and throwing. That's why it is also called "Bigak sul", which
can be roughly translated as "technique of the flying leg".
are also rare techniques, which are not practiced in most other martial
arts, like cartwheel, handstand, kicking when being on the ground,
The only kind of techniques which is not taught is
what is today known as "grappling", as practiced in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
or in the ground work in judo.
Nowadays, some associations
(mostly the KTTA) also include stick fighting. Knife defense is also
practiced by some associations occasionally.
The kind of
taekkyon which could be described as "combat taekkyon" is called yet
beop. However, originally, the term yaet beop was only used for some
very distinct techniques (see
General information on Taekkyon
More about the techniques of taekkyon is currently only available in German.
Selection of Taekkyon words