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Rules for Hand-to-Hand Combat

Safety Gear:

Scoring Strikes:

 The four main target areas, each worth one point, are struck with its to the head (Muri), the torso (waist, Heori), the wrist (Sonmok), or a thrust to the throat (Chirum). The competitors call their attempted strikes in a strong voice (Kihap), and blows must be delivered with the upper third of the bamboo sword (Jukdo). Although it may appear that many hits are finding their targets in the course of the match, a successful stroke must be coordinated with correct footwork, powerful Kihap, good posture and strong follow through.