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Although taekwondo is primarily known for it powerful kicking and striking techniques, the style has a host of grappling techniques no longer practiced by todays schools. Moreover, todays taekwondo schools fail to train students in all phases of hand striking usually choosing to focusing on basic blocking techniques, along with the straight punch and knife hand strike.  The basic tools used in point sparring!

Grappling is a generic term that covers a wide variety of techniques, including clinching, takedowns, throws, sweeping.  Here at Seven Hills Tae Kwon Do we are focus on the traditional style and as such students are encouraged and expected to learn the grappling aspects of taekwondo.

Grappling techniques can be broadly subdivided into the following categories:


Clinching takes place with both competitors on their feet using various "clinch holds" (such as a Bear Hug, for example) applied to the upper body of the opponent. Clinch work is generally used to set up or defend against throws or takedowns.

A takedown is used by one grappler to manipulate his opponent from a position where both are initially standing, to a position on the ground. The grappler completing the takedown aims to end on top of the opponent in a position of relative control.

A throw is a technique in which one grappler lifts or off-balances his opponent and maneuvers him forcefully through the air or to the ground. The purpose of throws varies among the different disciplines of grappling with some emphasizing throws with the potential to incapacitate the opponent, while leaving the thrower standing, or to gain a takedown or controlling position.

A sprawl is a defensive technique done usually when the opponent attempts a takedown. It is performed by shifting the legs backwards and spread out in one fast motion. If done correctly one will land on their opponent's back and gain control.

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