10th Kup – Sajo Jirugi No 1

The diagram for this exercise assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B, executing a left low block.
  3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C, executing a left low block.
  5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A, executing a left low block.
  7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  8. Bring the right foot back to a parallel stance.
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  10. Move the left foot to A forming a right walking stance toward B, executing a right low block.
  11. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  12. Move the left foot to D forming a right walking stance toward C, executing a right low block.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  14. Move the left foot to B forming a right walking stance toward A, executing a right low block.
  15. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

10th Kup – Sajo Jirugi No 2

The diagram for this exercise assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  2. Move the right foot to A forming a left walking stance toward B, executing a left middle block.
  3. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  4. Move the right foot to D forming a left walking stance toward C, executing a left middle block.
  5. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  6. Move the right foot to B forming a left walking stance toward A, executing a left middle block.
  7. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  8. Bring the right foot back to a parallel stance.
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  10. Move the left foot to A forming a right walking stance toward B, executing a right middle block.
  11. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  12. Move the left foot to D forming a right walking stance toward C, executing a right middle block.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  14. Move the left foot to B forming a right walking stance toward A, executing a right middle block.
  15. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

9th Kup – Chon-Ji

Chon-Ji means literally “the Heaven and the Earth”.

It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts, one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth.

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Number of Movements: 19
Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance


The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left low block.
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  3. Move the right foot to A, turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A, executing a right low block.
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left low block.
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  7. Move the right foot to C turning clockwise to form a right walking stance toward C, executing a right low block.
  8. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  9. Move the left foot to A forming a right L-stance toward, executing a left middle block.
  10. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  11. Move the right foot to B turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward B, executing a right middle block.
  12. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  13. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C, executing a left middle block.
  14. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle punch.
  15. Move the right foot to D turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward D, executing a right middle block.
  16. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left middle punch.
  17. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D, executing a right middle punch.
  18. Move the right foot to C forming a left walking stance toward D, executing a left middle punch.
  19. Move the left foot to C forming a right walking stance toward D, executing a right middle punch.

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


8th Kup – Dan-Gun

Dan-Gun is named after the Holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333BC.

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Number of Movements: 21.
Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

    1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
    2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking, executing a right high punch.
    3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a middle knife hand guarding block.
    4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
    5. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
    6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
    7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
    8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
    9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
    10. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
    11. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a twin forearm block.
    12. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.
    13. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left low outer forearm block.
    14. Execute a left rising block, maintaining the left walking stance. Perform 13 and 14 in a continuous motion.
    15. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking, executing a right rising block.
    16. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left rising block.
    17. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right rising block.
    18. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance, executing a left middle knife hand strike.
    19. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance, executing a right high punch.
    20. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance, executing a right middle knife hand strike.
    21. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance, executing a left high punch.

    Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


7th Kup – Do-San

Do-San is the pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Ch’ang-Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his life to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.

Do-San

Number of Movements: 24.
Ready Position: Parallel Ready Stance.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance, executing a left high outer forearm block.
  2. Execute a right middle punch to B, maintaining a left walking stance toward B.
  3. Move the left foot on line AB, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward A , executing a right high outer forearm block.
  4. Execute a left middle punch to A, maintaining a right walking stance toward A.
  5. Move the left foot to D, forming a right L-stance, a middle knife hand guarding block to D.
  6. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right middle straight fingertip thrust.
  7. Twist the right knife-hand together with the body counter clockwise until its palm faces downward, move the left foot to D turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward D, executing a left high side back fist strike.
  8. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance, executing a right high side back fist strike.
  9. Move the left foot to E, turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward E, executing a left high outer forearm block.
  10. Execute a right middle punch to E with the right fist, maintaining a left walking stance toward E.
  11. Move the left foot on line EF, and then turn clockwise to form a right walking stance toward F, executing a right high outer forearm block.
  12. Execute left a middle punch to F, maintaining a right walking stance toward F.
  13. Move the left foot to CE forming a left walking stance toward CE, executing a high outer forearm wedging block.
  14. Execute a right middle front snap kick to CE with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13.
  15. Lower the right foot to CE forming a right walking stance toward CE, executing a right middle punch.
  16. Execute a left middle punch to CE, maintaining a right walking stance. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion.
  17. Move the right foot to CF forming a right walking stance toward CF while executing a high outer forearm wedging block.
  18. Execute a left middle front snap kick to CF, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17.
  19. Lower the left foot to CF forming a left walking stance toward CF, executing aleft middle punch.
  20. Execute a right middle punch to CF, maintaining a left walking stance. Perform 19 and 20 in a fast motion.
  21. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance, executing a left rising block.
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance, executing a right rising block.
  23. Move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D, executing a left middle knife hand strike to B.
  24. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D, executing a right middle knife hand strike to A.

Bring the right foot back to the ready position.


6th Kup – Won-Hyo

WON-HYO was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 AD

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Number of Movements: 28.
Ready Position: Closed ready stance A.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a twin forearm block
  2. Execute a high inward strike to B with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward B
  3. Execute a middle punch to B with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B
  4. Bring the left foot to the right footand then move the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a twin forearm block
  5. Execute a high inward strike to A with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A
  6. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  7. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then turn the face toward D while forming a right bending ready stance A toward D
  8. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot
  9. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  11. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with the right straight finger tip
  13. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E, at the same time executing a twin forearm block
  14. Execute a high inward strike to E with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward E
  15. Execute a middle punch to E with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E
  16. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block
  17. Execute a high inward strike to F with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward F
  18. Execute a middle punch to F with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walkng stance toward C while executing a circular block to CF with the right inner forearm
  20. Execute a low front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 19
  21. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  22. Execute a circular block to CE with the left inner forearm while maintaining a right walking stance toward C
  23. Execute a low front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22
  24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist
  25. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C
  26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot
  27. Lower the right foot on line CD and then move the left foot to B, turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with the forearm
  28. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding clock to A with the forearm

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


5th Kup – YUL-GOK

YUL-GOK is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea” The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on 38 latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”

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Number of Movements: 38.
Ready Position: Parallel ready stance.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the left fist to D horizontally
  2. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  3. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D. Perform 2 and 3 in a fast motion
  4. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the right fist to D horizontally
  5. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  6. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D. Perform 5 and 6 in a fast motion
  7. Move the right foot to Ad forming a right walking stance toward AD while executing a middle side block to AD with the right inner forearm
  8. Execute a low front snap kick to AD with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 7
  9. Lower the left foot to AD forming a left walking stance toward AD while executing a middle punch to AD with the left fist
  10. Execute a middle punch to AD with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward AD. Perform 9 and 10 in a fast motion
  11. Move the left foot to BD forming a left walking stance toward BD at the same time executing a middle side block to BD with the left inner forearm
  12. Execute a low front snap kick to BD with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 11
  13. Lower the right foot to BD forming a right walking stance toward BD while executing a middle punch to BD with the right fist
  14. Execute a middle punch to BD with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward BD. Perform 13 and 14 in a fast motion
  15. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot
  16. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the left palm while maintaining a right walking stance toward D
  17. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D. Execute 16 and 17 in a connecting motion
  18. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle hooking block to D with the left palm
  19. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while maintaining a left walking stance toward D
  20. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Execute 19 and 20 in a connecting motion
  21. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  22. Turn the face toward D forming a right bending ready stance A toward D
  23. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot
  24. Lower the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while striking the left palm with the right front elbow
  25. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C
  26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot
  27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while striking the right palm with the left front elbow
  28. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin knife-hand block
  29. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip
  30. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin knife-hand block
  31. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a middle thrust to F with the left straight finger tip
  32. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the left outer forearm
  33. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward C
  34. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the right outer forearm
  35. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C
  36. Jump to C forming a left X-stance toward B while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist
  37. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A at the same time executing a high block to A with the right double forearm
  38. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high block to B with the left double forearm

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


4th Kup – Joong-Gun

Joong-Gun is named after the patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, known as the man who played the leading part in the Korea-Japan merger. There are 32 movements in this pattern to represent Mr. Ahn’s age when he was executed in a Lui-Shung prison (1910)

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Number of Movements: 32.
Ready Position: Closed ready stance B.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left reverse knife-hand
  2. Execute a low side front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1
  3. Lower the left foot to B and then move the right foot to B forming a left rear foot stance toward B while executing an upward block with a right palm
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a middle block to A with a right reverse knife-hand
  5. Execute a low side front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 4
  6. Lower the right foot to A and then move the left foot to A forming a right rear foot stance toward A while executing an upward block with a left palm
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  8. Execute a right upper elbow strike while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D
  9. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  10. Execute a left upper elbow strike while forming a right walking stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D
  11. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist
  12. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with a twin fist
  13. Move the right foot on line CD and then turn counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward C while executing a rising block with an X-fist
  14. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high side strike to E with the left back fist
  15. Twist the left fist counter clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E
  16. Execute a high punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 15 and 16 in a fast motion
  17. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high side strike to F with a right back fist
  18. Twist the right fist clockwise until the back fist faces downward, at the same time forming a right walking stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F
  19. Execute a high punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion
  20. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with a left double forearm
  21. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot
  22. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot
  23. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm
  24. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a left L-stance toward C, pulling the right foot
  25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left foot
  26. Lower the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing amiddle guarding block to C with the forearm
  27. Execute a pressing block with the right palm while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C. Perform in slow motion
  28. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with the forearm
  29. Execute a pressing block with the left palm while forming a right low stance toward C, slipping the right foot to C. Perform in a slow motion
  30. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward A while executing an angle punch with the right fist. Perform in slow motion
  31. Move the right foot to A forming a right fixed stance toward A while executing a U-shape block to A
  32. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left fixed stance toward B, at the same time executing a U-shape block to B

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


3rd Kup – Toi-Gye

Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents ” scholar”

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Number of Movements: 37.
Ready Position: Closed ready stance B.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the left inner forearm
  2. Execute a low thrust to B with the right upset finger tip while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B
  3. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist, extending the left arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the right inner forearm
  5. Execute a low thrust to A with the left upset finger tip while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  6. Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist, extending the right arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block with an X-fist
  8. Execute a high vertical punch to D with a twin fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Perform 7 and 8 in a continuous motion
  9. Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 8
  10. Lower the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  11. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D
  12. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward F while executing a twin side elbow thrust. Perform in slow motion
  13. Move the right foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the right outer forearm
  14. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm
  15. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm
  16. Move the right foot to E in a stamping motion turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the right outer forearm
  17. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm
  18. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a low pushing block to D with the left double forearm
  20. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent’s head while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D
  21. Execute an upward kick with the right knee while pulling both hands downward
  22. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand
  23. Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22
  24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the left flat finger tip
  25. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand
  26. Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25
  27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the right flat finger tip
  28. Move the right foot to D forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm
  29. Jump to C forming a right X-stance toward A while executing a pressing block with an X-fist
  30. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm
  31. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a low guarding block to B with a knife-hand
  32. Execute a circular block to BD with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B
  33. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a low guarding block to A with a knife-hand
  34. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  35. Execute a circular block to CE with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward CE
  36. Execute a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A
  37. Move the right foot on line AB to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


2nd Kup – Hwa-Rang

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty about 600 AD. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingsdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae kwon-Do developed into maturity

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Number of Movements: 29.
Ready Position: Closed ready stance C.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle pushing block to D with the left palm
  2. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  3. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D
  4. Execute a twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the let foot
  5. Execute an upward punch with the left fist while pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A
  6. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A in a sliding motion
  7. Execute a downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot
  8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist
  9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm
  10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right forefist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward
  12. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand
  13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist
  14. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand
  16. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip
  17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand
  18. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F
  19. Execute a high turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion
  20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm
  21. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  23. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist
  24. Execute a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C
  25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow
  26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward
  27. Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a closed stance toward B
  28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand
  29. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.


1st Kup – Choong-Moo

Choong-Moo was the name given to the great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson) in 1592, which is said to be the precursor of the present day submarine. The reason why this pattern ends with a left hand attack is to symbolize his regrettable death, having no chance to show his unrestrained potentiality checked by the forced reservation of his loyalty to the king

choong_moo

Number of Movements: 30.
Ready Position: Parallel ready stance.

The diagram for this pattern assumes that the student is stood on line AB and is facing D.

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a twin knife-hand block
  2. Move the right foot to B forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a high front strike to B with the right knife-hand and bring the left back hand in front of the forehead
  3. Move the right foot to A turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand
  4. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a high thrust to A with the left flat finger tip
  5. Move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  6. Turn the face to C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C
  7. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot
  8. Lower the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  9. Execute a flying side piercing kick to D with the right foot soon after moving it to D and then land to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife-hand
  10. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E at the same time executing a low block to E with the left forearm
  11. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent’s head while forming a left walking stance toward E, slipping the left foot
  12. Execute an upward kick to E with the right knee pulling both hands downward
  13. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F while executing a high front strike to F with the right reverse knife-hand, bringing the left back hand under the right elbow joint
  14. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to the left foot
  15. Execute a middle back piercing kick to F with the left foot. Perform 14 and 15 in a fast motion
  16. Lower the left foot to F forming a left L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with the forearm
  17. Execute a middle turning kick to DE with the left foot
  18. Lower the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to C forming a right fixed stance toward C while executing a U-shape block toward C
  19. Jump and spin around counter clockwise, landing on the same spot to form a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand
  20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C at the same time executing a low thrust to C with the right upset fingertip
  21. Execute a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot
  22. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a middle thrust to C with the right straight finger tip
  23. Move the left foot to B turning counter clockwise to form a left walking stance toward B while executing a high block to B with the left double forearm
  24. Move the right foot to B forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a middle front block to C with the right forearm and then a high side strike to B with the right back fist
  25. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right foot turning counter clockwise and then lower it to A
  26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the left foot turning clockwise
  27. Lower the left foot to A and then execute a checking block to B with an X-knife-hand while forming a left L-stance toward B pivoting with the left foot
  28. Move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing an upward block to B with a twin palm
  29. Move the left foot on line AB and then execute a rising block with the right forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A
  30. Execute a middle punch to A with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward A

Bring the left foot back to the ready position.

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