Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 5th Geup High Green Belt
in preparation for their testing for 4th Geup Blue Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Yul-Gok teul

 

Pattern History: 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 38th latitude, and the diagram represents the Chinese character () for "scholar."

Additional pattern history information.

 

Number of Movements:  38

 

Pattern Diagram:

 

Yul-Gok

Step-by-Step Description of Movements:

The pattern begins when the instructor commands the student to come to attention (cha-ryeot).  When given this command, assume an Attention Stance on the X on the AB line, facing D.  This is followed by the instructor stating the pattern that the student will perform (Yul-Gok teul). 

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Parallel Ready Stance toward D.  Remain in this parallel ready stance toward D until given the command to begin the pattern. 

When the command to begin the pattern is given (si-jak), perform the following individual movements in sequence.  The pattern should be performed according to the guidelines listed in the section on essential points in performing patterns

1.   Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D, while extending (full facing)
             the left fist
horizontally on the shoulder line toward D.

2.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
             to D with the right forefist.
 
         Perform
moves 2 and 3 in a fast motion.

3.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
             to D with the left forefist.

4.   Bring the ball of the left foot straight to the side of the right foot facing D.  Then, move the right foot
             (in a curving line) to A to form a sitting stance toward D, while extending (full facing)
             the right fist
horizontally on the shoulder line toward D.

5.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
             to D with the left forefist.
 
         Perform
moves 5 and 6 in a fast motion.

6.   While maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute (full facing)
             a middle front punch
to D with the right forefist.

7.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, move the right foot to AD to form a right walking stance
             toward AD, while executing (half facing) a middle side block to AD with the right inner forearm.

8.   Execute a low front snap kick to AD with the ball of the left foot, keeping the position
             of the hands as they were in move 7 above (a middle side block with the right inner forearm).

9.   Lower the left foot to AD to form a left walking stance toward AD, while executing (full facing)
             a middle front punch
to AD with the left forefist.
 
         Perform
moves 9 and 10 in a fast motion.

10.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward AD, execute (full facing)
             a middle front punch
to AD with the right forefist.

11.   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to BD to form a left walking stance 
             toward BD, while executing (half facing) a middle side block
to BD with the left inner forearm.

12.   Execute a low front snap kick to BD with the ball of the right foot, keeping the position
             of the hands as they were in move 11 above (a middle side block with the left inner forearm).

13.   Lower the right foot to BD to form a right walking stance toward BD, while executing 
             (full facing)
a middle front punch
to BD with the right forefist. 
         Perform
moves 13 and 14 in a fast motion.

14.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward BD, execute (full facing)
              a middle front punch
to BD with the left forefist.

15.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, move right foot to D to form a right walking stance 
              toward D,
while executing (half facing) a middle side hooking block to D with the right palm.

16.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing) 
              a middle side hooking block
to D with the left palm. 
         Perform
moves 16 and 17 in a connecting motion.

17.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (full facing) a middle front punch
               to D with the right forefist.

18.   Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing (half facing)
               a middle side hooking block
to D with the left palm.

19.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing)
               a middle side hooking block
to D with the right palm. 
         Perform
moves 19 and 20 in a connecting motion.

20.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
                a middle front punch
to D with the left forefist.

21.
   Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing 
               (full facing)
a middle front punch
to D with the right forefist.

22.   Pivot on the ball of the right foot to form a right bending ready stance type A 
               (half facing) toward D
, while turning the face toward D.

23.   Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left footsword. At the same time, 
               execute a high side punch to D with the left forefist.

24.   Lower the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing 
                (full facing)
front strike
to D with the right elbow, striking the left palm 
                and finger belly with the right elbow.

25.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, form a left
                 bending ready stance type A (half facing) toward C
, while turning the face toward C.

26.   Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right footsword.  At the same time,
                execute a high side punch to C with the right forefist.

27.   Lower the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing 
               (full facing)
front strike
to C with the left elbow, striking the right palm and finger belly
               with the left elbow.

28.   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to E to form a right L-stance 
                toward E, while executing (half facing) a twin knifehand block
to E.

29.   Move the right foot to E to form a right walking stance toward E, while executing 
               (full facing)
a middle front thrust
to E with the right straight fingertip, pulling the back
               of the left fingertips under the right elbow.

30.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to F
               to form a left L-stance toward F, while executing (half facing) a twin knifehand block
to F.

31.   Move the left foot to F to form a left walking stance toward F, while executing 
               (full facing)
a middle front thrust
to F with the left straight fingertip, pulling the back
               of the right fingertips under the left elbow.

32.   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance
               toward C, while executing (half facing) a high side block
to C with the left outer forearm.

33.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward C, execute (full facing)
               a middle front punch
to C with the right forefist.

34.   Move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing 
               (half facing)
a high side block
to C with the right outer forearm.

35.   While maintaining a right walking stance toward C, execute (full facing)
               a middle front punch
to C with the left forefist.

36.   Move the left foot toward C in a jumping motion (about one and a half shoulder widths
               in front of the right foot), landing to form a left X-stance toward BC, while executing 
                (side facing) a high side strike 
to C with the left backfist. 
         Perform
this move in a jumping motion.

37.   While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot to A
               to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing (half facing)
              
a high side block
to A with the right double forearm.

38.   Bring the ball of the right foot to the side of the left foot facing D.  Then, while pivoting
              on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to B to form a left walking stance toward B,
              while executing (half facing) a high side block
to B with the left double forearm.

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Yul-Gok" as though
it were a "
gi-hap." Remain in the position of this last move until given the command to return
to the ready position (
ba-ro).

END:
When the command to return to the ready position (ba-ro) is given, bring the left foot toward
the right foot to form a parallel ready stance toward D. Remain in this stance until the
at-ease command (
swi-eot).





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