Tzireugi techniques can be performed in the same way as the jireugi techniques except that their applied bodily parts are not the fists but the fingertips which are pointed to be enabled to pierce deeper into the target and loger by a finger’s length to be able to reach a more distanced target. To the contrary, the finger joints, if they are not hard enough by training, are likely to be broken away easily.
Terms of Tzireugi
1. Pyonsonkkeut sewo tzireugi (flat hand fingertips erect tzireugi):
This aimes mainly at the opponent’s solar plexus.
- The elbow of the hand making a pyonsonkkeut jireugi rests over the hand-back of the other hand.
- The pyonsonkkeut (palm-fist finger-tips) makes a jireugi straight forward in parallel with the height of the solar plexus.
(Point of attention)
In a state in which the other hand is unfolded and extended forward, the elbow will be bent making finger-tips look upward and then a pushing-makki by the palm and a pyonsonkkeut jireugi from the waist are executed simultaneously.
2. Pyonsonkkeut upeo tzireugi (palm downward tzireugi)
This is mainly used in attacking the opponent’s eyes, neck and solar plexus. Its underneath attacking is not effective.
3. Pyonsonkkeut jeocho tzireugi (palm upward tzireugi)
This is mainly used in attacking the opponent’s ribs, solar plexus, groin, etc.
- The finger-tips will look downward while the palm side will face upward.
- The opposite hand, whose base part looks toward the face, is raised up to the level of the shoulder.
(Point of attention)
The hand making a jireugi rests on the waist with its palm facing upward, and the opposite hand is extended forward, with its back looking upward, to deliver jireugi alternately together with the before-mentioned.
4. Kawisonkkeut tzireugi (scissers fingertips tzireugi)
This is mainly used in attacking the opponent’s two eyes at a time. The palm is kept facing downward.
5. Hansonkkeut tzireugi (one fingertip tzireugi)
Mainly one eye is target.
6. Moun dusonkkeut tzireugi (joint two fingertips tzireugi)
This aims at the opponent’s eyes, neck and solar plexus exerting more force than one fingertip.
7. Moun sesonkkeut tzireugi (joint three fingertips tzireugi)
Targets are the same as the two fingertips attack.
8. Modum sonkkeut tzikki (all joint fingertips pounding)
The five fingertips together make a powerful attack almost like the fist, but this technique can carry out downward or inward attack only because it cannot make a straight motion like tzireugi.
1. Hakdari seogi tzireugi (crane stance tzireugi)
Thrusting forward, one makes a crane stance and make one hand perform nulleo makki (pressing makki) while the other hand executes a pyonsonkkeut sewo tzireugi.