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Self Defense

Formal Taekwondo self defense is practiced between two partners with one assuming the attacker role and the other assuming the defender role.  

The attacker assumes a traditional forward stance posture by stepping back with the right foot, 
performing a low section block with the left hand and issuing a giup (yell), indicating they are ready to attack.  
The defender issues a giup, indicating they are ready to perform their self defense technique.

The formal self defense techniques are designed to provide a variety of tools for the practitioner to draw from in self defense situations.
In our program, each belt color has six corresponding self defense techniques that are required material for advancement in rank.