Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 1st Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 2nd Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Gye-Baek teul

 

Pattern History: Gye-Baek is named after Gye-Baek, a great general in the Baekje Dynasty (660 A.D.). The diagram () represents his severe and strict military discipline.

 

Number of Movements:  44

 

Pattern Diagram:

 

Gye-Baek



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 (Gye-Baek 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 right foot to C to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
            (half facing) a checking block to D with an X-knifehand. 

2.   Execute a low twisting kick to D with the ball of the right foot, keeping the
 
            position of the hands as they were in move 1 above (a checking block
 
            with an X-knifehand). 

3.   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.
         Perform moves 3 and 4 in a fast motion. 

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

5.   Move the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a rising block to D with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform moves 5 and 6 in a continuous motion. 

6.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (half facing)
 
            a low block to D with the left outer forearm.  

7.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing)
 
            a high block to AD with a double arc-hand, looking through the space
 
            between the hands. 

8.   Form a right bending ready stance type A (half facing) toward D,
 
            while turning the face toward D. 

9.   Lower the left foot to AD to form a sitting stance toward AC, while executing
 
            (full facing) a scooping block to AC with the left palm.
 
         Perform moves 9 and 10 in a connecting motion. 

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

11.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward AC, execute (full facing)
 
            a high front strike to AC with the left backfist, pulling the right
  
            backfist under the left elbow. 

12.  Move the right foot onto the AB line, and then 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 . 

13.  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 12 above
 
            a middle knifehand guarding block position). 

14.  Lower the left foot to C to form a left low stance toward C, while executing
 
            (full facing) a high front thrust to C with the left flat fingertip. 

15.  While maintaining a left low stance toward C, execute (full facing)
 
            a high front thrust to C with the right flat fingertip.  

16.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right footsword.
 
            At the same time, pull both hands in the opposite direction to the front
 
            of the left chest, with the right side fist on the left under fist. 

17.  Lower the right foot to C to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing 
 
            (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm . 

18.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise, move 
 
           the right foot to D to form a right L-stance toward C, while executing
            (half facing) a middle guarding block to C with the outer forearm. 

19.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the left foot to D to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
 
            (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand.  

20.  Move the left foot on the CD line to form a sitting stance toward A,
 
            while executing (full facing) a right 9-shape block. 

21.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the right foot to D to form a left walking stance toward C,
 
            while executing (half facing) a low block to C with the left knifehand.  

22.  Execute a middle turning kick to BC with the ball of the right foot,
 
            while holding both side fists up and toward BC.  Then, lower the ball
 
            of the right foot to C.
 
         Perform moves 22 and 23 in a fast motion. 

23.  Execute a mid-air flying side piercing kick to C with the right footsword,
 
            forming a forearm guarding block with the fists toward C at shoulder level.
 
         Perform this move in a jumping motion.  

24.  Land on the left foot, and then move the right foot to C to form a right walking 
 
            stance toward C, while executing (full facing) a high vertical punch
 
            to C with a twin forefist. 

25.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward C, execute
 
            (reverse half facing) a high block to AC with a double arc-hand,
 
             looking through the space between the hands.  

26.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward C, execute (full facing)
 
            an upset punch to C with the left forefist. 

27.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the right foot on the CD line
 
            (half a shoulder width toward A and half a shoulder width toward D).
 
            Then, pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D,
 
            while executing (full facing) a strike to D with the right front elbow,
 
            striking the left palm and finger belly with the right elbow
.
         Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one.  

28.  Jump to D, landing to form a right X-stance toward BD, while executing
             (half facing) a high block to D with the right double forearm.
 
         Perform this move in jumping motion. 

29.  Move the left foot to BC to form a sitting stance toward BD, while executing
 
            (full facing) a scooping block to BD with the right palm.
 
         Perform moves 29 and 30 in a connecting motion. 

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

31.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward BD, execute (full facing) a high front 
 
            strike to BD with the right backfist, pulling the left backfist under the right elbow.  

32.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the left foot to C to form a left walking stance toward C,
 
            while executing (full facing) a high front strike to C with the
 
            right reverse knifehand. 

33.  Move the left foot toward A in a jumping motion (about half a shoulder width).
 
            Land with the left foot on the AB line pointing toward A, while executing
 
            a middle turning kick to C with the ball of the right foot, forming
 
            a forearm guarding block with the fists toward BC at shoulder level.
 
         Perform this move in a jumping motion.  

34.  Lower the ball of the right foot to C at the side rear of the left foot.  Then, pivoting
 
            on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot
 
            to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
            a high vertical punch to D with a twin forefist. 

35.  Pull the left foot toward the right foot to form a right L-stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half facing) an upset punch to D with the right
 
            middle knuckle fist, pulling the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.  

36.  Move the right foot to D to form a sitting stance toward B, while executing  
 
            (full facing) a left 9-shape block.

37.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward B, execute (side facing
 
             a low guarding block to C with the reverse knifehand.
 
         Perform moves 37 and 38 in a continuous motion.  

38.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward B, execute (side facing)
 
            a low guarding block to D with the knifehand. 

39.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the
 
            left foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward A,
 
            while executing (side facing) a W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in stamping motion.  

40.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the
 
            left foot to C in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward B,
 
            while executing (side facing) a W-shape block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in stamping motion. 

41.  Move the right foot to C to form a right walking stance toward C, while
 
            executing (full facing) a rising block with the right outer forearm.  

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

43.  Move the right foot on the CD line (half a shoulder width toward A and half
 
            a shoulder width toward D).  Then, pivoting on the ball of the right foot
 
            and turning counterclockwise, move the left foot to D to form
 
            a left walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
            a rising block with the left outer forearm.
 
         Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one.  

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

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Gye-Baek" 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
forward onto the AB line to form a parallel ready stance toward D.  Remain in this stance
until given the at-ease command (swi-eot).
   



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