Knife hand power breaking

The knife hand breaking means the technique that breaks the targets set on breaking board holders at a certain height with the knife hand standing vertically pursuant to the description in the Kukkiwon textbook. 

Contest method: Cut-off 

Contest time: 20 seconds or less 

Compulsory regulations 

  1. The contestant shall decide the number of breaking targets and apply for it prior to the contest.
  2. The breaking targets shall be authorized by the Organization Committee.
  3. The contestant can place the protective materials provided by the Organization Committee on the breaking targets to protect own hands. However, any protective materials and athletic tape shall not be attached on the contestant's knife hands or wrists.
  4. For the knife hand breaking, contestants shall use the part between the side of the first finger joint of the little finger and side of the wrist.
  5. The breaking shall be tried only once and be conducted within 20 seconds after the “Si-Jak“ command.
  6. The time to stack breaking targets may not exceed 1 minute, and the width of the support for the breaking target may not be adjusted randomly.
  7. Contestant shall break while directly facing the referee.
  8. Contestant shall not move even 1 step for breaking.

Breaking techniques 

When the contestant’s stepping foot leaves from the ground, it may be deemed as an application technique. 

Marking methods 

  1. Number of broken targets
  2. In case of a square-figured target, it is supposed to be broken with at least one edge of the four sides. Otherwise, it would be declared as a failure if some of the side edges are remained.
  3. Any other breaking targets will be decided with additional standards.

Penalty warning ("Gyong-go"), deduction ("Gam-jeom"), and disqualification ("Sil-gyouk")} 

  1. Penalties are given by the chief referee.
  2. The penalties are warning("Gyong-go"), deduction("Gam-jeom"), and disqualification("Sil-gyouk"). A. One warning penalty is equal to a 0.5-point deduction. B. Two warning penalties are equal to one deduction. - 38 - C. One deduction penalty is equal to 1.0 point deduction, and it is equal to one breaking target.
  3. Warning("Gyong-go") A. Giving deliberate verbal attacks or movements for disturbing other contestants' breaking B. Disturbing the referee or the staffs to proceed during the contest
  4. Deduction ("Gam-jeom") A. Damaging the breaking target by knife hand during preparation for breaking B. When exceeding the time to install breaking targets (1 minute) or breaking (20 seconds), 1.0 deduction shall be applied per 10 seconds. C. When the acts were repeated or conducted deliberately and clearly after a warning was given, no matter how minor the acts were. D. When the compulsory regulation was violated
  5. Penalty points shall be deducted from the participant's total score.
  6. Disqualification("Sil-gyouk") A. When any parts of the body above the knees touches the ground after breaking(knees on the ground are accepted) B. When the contestant breaks the target by using only the wrist C. When the contestant breaks the target with vertical flat fist or hammer fist D. When the contestant conducts breaking in an unfair manner

Publication of scores 

  1. Once the break is concluded, the staffs will aggregate the number of targets broken and inform the recorder.
  2. The recorder will report the results to the chief referee and publish the scores.

Decision of contest 

  1. After the break has ended, if none of the referees raise an objection to the breaking process, the number of targets broken will be confirmed. However, if even one referee raises an objection, video analysis will be conducted.
  2. The winner has the highest number of breaking targets.
  3. In case of a tie, the winner is the one who has previously requested for more breaking targets.
  4. If the abovementioned provision fails to decide a winner, the winner shall be the one who weighs less.
  5. When the contestant fails to break any breaking target, he/she is disqualified for the final round, and he/she shall be excluded from the rank if it is the final round.