Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 3rd Geup High Blue Belt
in preparation for their testing for 2nd Geup Red Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Toi-Gye teul

 
Pattern History: Toi-Gye   [退溪] is the pen name of the noted 16th century scholar Yi Hwang, an authority on neo Confucianism.  The 37 movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 37th latitude, and the diagram represents the Chinese character () for "scholar." 

Additional pattern history information.

Number of Movements:  37

Pattern Diagram: 

Toi-Gye

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 (Toi-Gye teul).

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Close Ready Stance type B toward D.  Remain in this close ready stance type B 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 right L-stance toward B, while executing (half facing) a middle
            side block to B with the left inner forearm.

2.   Slip left foot to B to form a left walking stance toward B, while executing (full facing)
a low front 
            thrust to B with the right upset fingertip, pulling the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.

3.   Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot to form a close stance toward D, while executing 

            (full facing) a side back strike to C with the right backfist and extending the left arm to the
            side-downward.
         Perform this move in a slow motion.

4.   Move the right foot to A to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing (half facing)

            a middle side block to A with the right inner forearm.

5.   Slip the right foot to A to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing (full facing)
 
            a low front thrust to A with the left upset fingertip, pulling the right side fist in front
            of the left shoulder.

6.
   Bring the right foot to the side of the left foot to form a close stance toward D,
            while executing
(full facing)
a side back strike to C with the left backfist and extending
            the right arm to the side-downward.
         Perform this move in a slow motion.


7.   Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing)

            a pressing block to D with an X-fist.
         Perform moves 7 and 8 in a continuous motion.

8.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
a high vertical punch
            to D with a twin forefist.

9.
   Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the ball of the right foot, keeping the position
            of the hands as they were in move 8 above (a high vertical punch with a twin forefist).

10.  Lower 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.

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

12.
  Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot to form a close stance toward F,
            while executing
(side facing) a twin side elbow thrust.
 
         Perform this move in a slow motion.

13.
  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, move the right foot to F in a stamping motion to form
            a sitting stance toward C, while executing
(side facing) an inward W-shape block with
            the right outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.

14.
   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the left foot to F in
            a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
(side facing) 

            an inward W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.

15.
   Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the left foot to E in
            a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward C, while executing
(side facing) 

            an inward W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.


16.
  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise, move the right foot to E in
            a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
(side facing) 

            an inward W-shape block with the right outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.

17.
  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the left foot to E in
            a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward C, while executing
(side facing) 

            an inward W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.

18.
  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the left foot to F in a  
            stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
(side facing) 

            an inward W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a stamping motion.

19.
  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 D to form a right L-stance toward D,
            while executing
(half facing)
a low pushing block to D with the left double forearm.

20.
  Slip the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, extending both hands
            (full facing)
upward toward D as if to grab the opponent's head.

21.
  Execute an upward kick to D with the right knee, while pulling both open hands downward
            to the same level as the elbows.
 

22.  Lower the ball of the right foot to the side front of the left foot.  Then, while pivoting on the ball
            of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to C to form a right L-stance
            toward C, while executing
(half facing)
a middle guarding block to C with the knifehand.

23.
  Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the ball of the left foot, keeping the position
            of the hands as they were in move 22 above (a middle knifehand guarding block).

24.  Lower the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing (full facing)

            a high front thrust to C with the left flat fingertip.

25.  Move the right foot to C to form a left L-stance toward C, while executing (half facing)

            a middle guarding block to C with the knifehand.

26.
  Execute a low side front snap kick to C with the ball of the right foot, keeping the position
            of the hands as they were in move 25 above (a middle knifehand guarding block).

27.  Lower the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while executing (full facing)

            a high front thrust to C with the right flat fingertip.

28.  Move the right foot to D to form a right L-stance toward C, while executing (half facing)
 
            a side back strike to D with the right backfist and a low block to C with the left outer forearm.

29.
  Move the right foot toward C in a jumping motion (about one and a half shoulder widths in
            front of the left foot), landing to form a right
X-stance toward A, while executing
(full facing)
            a pressing block to A with an X-fist.
 
         Perform this move in a jumping motion.
 

30. 
Pivoting on the ball of the left foot, 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 double forearm.

31. 
Pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to B to  
            form a right L-stance toward B, while executing
(half facing)
a low guarding block to B
            with the knifehand.

32.  Slip the left foot straight to B to form a left walking stance toward B, while executing 

            (reverse half facing) a circular block to BD with the right inner forearm.
        
Perform this move with no balance recovery.

33. 
Bring the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot facing D.  Then, move the right foot 
            to A to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing
(half facing)
a low guarding block
            to A with the knifehand.

34.  Slip the right foot straight to A to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing
             (reverse half facing) a circular block to AD with the left inner forearm.
        
Perform this move with no balance recovery.

35.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a left walking stance toward BD, while executing
            (reverse half facinga circular block to D with the right inner forearm.

36.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing
            (reverse half facinga circular block to AD with the left inner forearm.

37.  Move the right foot on the AB line to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
(full facing)
            a middle front punch to D with the right forefist.
 


After
completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Toi-Gye" 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 right foot to
the left foot to form a close ready stance type B toward D.  Remain in this stance until given
the at-ease command (
swi-eot).