Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 3rd Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 4th Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Yu-Sin teul

 

Pattern History: Yu-Sin is named after General Kim Yu-Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty.  The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united.  The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yu-Sin’s mistake of following his King's orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.

Number of Movements:  68

Pattern Diagram: 

Yoo-Shin


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 (Yu-Sin teul). 

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Warrior Ready Stance type B toward D.  Remain in this warrior 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 sitting stance toward D, while extending
 
            (full facing) both elbows upward to the sides horizontally. 

2.   While sliding to A and maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute
 
            (full facing) an angle punch to C with the left forefist, with the
             shoulders facing AD.
 
         Perform moves 2 and 3 in a fast motion, as well as
 
            performing move 2 in a sliding motion. 

3.   While sliding to B and maintaining a sitting stance toward D, execute
 
            (full facing) an angle punch to C with the right forefist, with the
             shoulders facing BD.
 
         Perform this move in a sliding motion.

 4.   While standing up toward D, execute (full facing) a middle hooking block
 
             to D with the right palm. 

5.   Drop to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
            a middle front punch to D with the left forefist. 

6.   While standing up toward D, execute (full facing) a middle hooking block
 
            to D with the left palm.

7.   Drop to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing (full facing
            a middle front punch to D with the right forefist.  

8.   Move the left foot to BD to form a left walking stance toward BD,
 
            while executing (half facing) a high side block to BD with
 
            the left outer forearm.

 9.   While maintaining a left walking stance toward BD, execute
 
            (reverse half facing) a circular block to D with the
 
            right inner forearm. 

10.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a sitting stance toward AD, while
             executing (full facing) a scooping block to AD with the left palm.
 
        Perform moves 10 and 11 in a connecting motion.  

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

12.  Bring the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot, then move
 
            the right foot to AD to form a right walking stance toward AD,
 
            while executing (half facing) a high side block to AD with
 
            the right outer forearm.  

13.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward AD, execute
 
             (reverse half facing) a circular block to D with the left inner forearm. 

14.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a sitting stance toward BD, while
              executing (full facing) a scooping block to BD with the right palm.
 
         Perform moves 14 and 15 in a connecting motion. 

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

16.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a left walking stance toward BC,
 
             while executing (reverse half facing) a high hooking block to BC
 
             with the right palm.
 
         Perform moves 16 through 19 in a continuous motion. 

17.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a sitting stance toward BD,
 
            while executing (full facing) a middle front punch to BD with
 
            the left forefist. 

18.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a right walking stance toward AD,
 
            while executing (reverse half facing) a high hooking block to AD
 
            with the left palm. 

19.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a sitting stance toward BD, while
 
             executing (full facing) a middle front punch to BD with the right forefist. 

20.  Move the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while
 
             executing (full facing) a pressing block to D with an X-fist.
 
         Perform moves 20 and 21 in a continuous motion. 

21.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
             a rising block with an X-knifehand.         

22.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
             a middle front punch to D with the right forefist, slipping the
              left finger belly up to the right elbow joint. 

23.  Execute a low front snap kick to D with the ball of the right foot, keeping
 
             the position of the hands as they were in move 22 above (a middle
              front punch with the right forefist, holding the left finger belly on the
             right elbow joint). 

24.  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 left forefist. 

25.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
             a pressing block to D with an X-fist.
 
         Perform moves 25 and 26 in a continuous motion. 

26.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (full facing)
 
             a rising block with an X-knifehand.  

27.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (full facing) a
              middle front punch to D with the left forefist slipping the right finger belly
 
             up to the left elbow joint. 

28.  Execute a low front snap kick to D with the ball of the left foot, keeping
 
            the position of the hands as they were in move 27 above (a middle
 
            front punch with the left forefist, holding the right finger belly on the
            left elbow joint). 

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

30.  Move the right foot to D to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand. 

31.  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. 

32.  Move the left foot to C to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the knifehand. 

33.  Move 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 knifehand. 

34.  Move the right foot to D, to form a right walking stance toward D, while
 
             executing (half facing) a high block to D with the right double forearm.
          Perform moves 34 and 35 in a fast motion. 

35.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing)
 
             a low block to D with the left outer forearm, keeping the right forearm as it
 
             was in move 34 above (a high right double forearm block). 

36.  Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
             (half facing) a high block to D with the left double forearm.
          Perform moves 36 and 37 in a fast motion. 

37.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward D, execute (reverse half facing)
 
             a low block to D with the right outer forearm, keeping the left forearm as
 
             it was in move 36 above (a high left double forearm block). 

38.  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. 

39.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the CD line (half a
               shoulder width toward D and half a shoulder width toward E).  Then, 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 high block to C with the left reverse knifehand.
          Perform this move in a spot-turning motion - method one. 

40.  Bring the right foot to the side of the left foot to form a close ready stance
 
              type C toward C. 

41.  Move the right foot to CF in a stamping motion to form a right walking stance
               toward CF, while executing (full facing) an upset punch to CF with
 
              a twin forefist
.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

42.  Bring the right foot to the side of the left foot.  Then move the left foot to CE
 
              in a stamping motion, to form a left walking stance toward CE, while
              executing (full facing) an upset punch to CE with a twin forefist.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

43.  Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot, then move the right foot
 
             to F to form a left L-stance toward F, while executing (half facing)
 
             a middle block to F with the right inner forearm. 

44.  While maintaining a left L-stance toward F, execute (full facing)
 
             a middle front punch to F with the left forefist. 

45.  Bring the left foot to the side of the right foot to form a close stance toward C,
 
             while executing (full facing) an angle punch with the right forefist.
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

46.  Move the left foot to E to form a right L-stance toward E, while executing
 
             (half facing) a middle block to E with the left inner forearm. 

47.  While maintaining a right L-stance toward E, execute (half facing)
 
              a middle front punch to E with the right forefist. 

48.  Bring the right foot to the side of the left foot to form a close stance toward C,
 
              while executing (full facing) an angle punch with the left forefist.
          Perform this move in a slow motion. 

49.  Move the left foot to E to form a left fixed stance toward E, while executing
 
             (half facing) a U-shape punch to E. 

50.  Bring the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot, then pivoting on the
              ball of the left foot, move the right foot to E to form a right fixed stance
              toward E, while executing (half facing) a U-shape punch to E. 

51.  Move the right foot on the CD line in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance
              toward E, while executing (full facing) a high front strike to E with the
              right backfist, pulling the left backfist under the right elbow.
          Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

52.  Execute a waving kick to E with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands
              as they were in move 51 above (a high front strike with the right backfist holding
              the left backfist under the right elbow).  Then lower the right foot to C to form
              a sitting stance toward E, while executing (half facing) a high outward
 
             side block to CE with the right outer forearm holding the left backfist
              under the right elbow.       

53.  Execute a waving kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands
              as they were in move 52 above (a high outward side block with the right
              outer forearm with the left backfist under the right elbow).  Then lower
              the left foot to D to form a sitting stance toward E, while executing
              (full facing) high front block to ED with the right outer forearm holding
 
              the left backfist under the right elbow, with the shoulders facing ED.         

54.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward E, execute (side facing) a horizontal
              strike to C with the right backhand, keeping the right arm straight.          

55.  Execute a middle crescent kick to C with the sole of the left foot, striking the
              right palm with the left foot.
          Perform moves 55 and 56 in a consecutive kicking motion.                     

56.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the left footsword, forming
 
              a forearm guarding block toward C.       

57.  Lower the left foot to C to form a sitting stance toward B, while executing
 
              (side facing) a horizontal strike to C with the left backhand, keeping
 
              the left arm straight.         

58.  Execute a middle crescent kick to C with the sole of the right foot, striking
 
              the left palm with the right foot.
          Perform moves 58 and 59 in a consecutive kicking motion.         

59.  Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right footsword, forming
 
              a forearm guarding block toward C.         

60.  Lower the right foot to C to form a sitting stance toward A, while executing
 
              (full facing) a right 9-shape block. 

61.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward A, execute (full facing)
 
              a left 9-shape block.         

62.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning clockwise, move the
              left foot to C to form a sitting stance toward B, while executing
              (full facing) a right 9-shape block.                   

63.  While maintaining a sitting stance toward B, execute (full facing)
 
              a left 9-shape block.         

64.  Pull the left foot toward the right foot to form a left vertical stance toward D, while
              executing (half facing) a side downward strike to D with the right side fist.                   

65.  Move the right foot to A to form a left walking stance toward B, while
 
             executing (full facing) a high vertical punch to B with a twin forefist.        

66.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning counterclockwise, move
              the right foot to B to form a left walking stance toward A, while executing
              (full facing) a high vertical punch to A with a twin forefist.             

67.  Bring the right foot to the side of the left foot, then move the left foot to BD
 
              to form a right L-stance toward BD, while executing (half facing)
 
              a middle guarding block to BD with the knifehand.        

68.  Bring the ball of the left foot to the side of the right foot, then move the right foot
 
              to AD to form a left L-stance toward AD, while executing (half facing)
 
              a middle guarding block to AD with the knifehand.         

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

END:
When the command toreturn to the ready position (ba-ro) is given, bring the right foot back onto 
the AB line to form a warrior ready stance type B toward D.  Remain in this stance until given the
at-ease command (
swi-eot).
   



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