Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 4th Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 5th Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Yeon-Gae teul

 

Pattern History: Yeon-Gae is named after a famous general during the Goguryeo Dynasty, Yeon-Gae So-Mun.  The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansiseong.

Number of Movements:  49

Pattern Diagram: 

Yon-Gae



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 (Yeon-Gae teul). 

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Warrior Ready Stance type A toward D.  Remain in this warrior ready stance type A 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 in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D,
 
           while executing (half facing) in a circular motion, a low guarding block 
            to D with the reverse knifehand.
        Perform this move in a sliding motion, as well as
 
            performing the block in this move in a circular motion. 

2.   While pivoting on the ball of the left foot, move the right foot to C to form
 
            a left walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing) a high front
 
            punch to D with the right long fist.
        Perform this move in a slow motion – sliding the right foot. 

3.   Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

4.   While jumping toward D (about one and a half shoulder widths), execute
 
            a mid-air outward strike to D with the right knifehand.  Then land facing
 
            toward D, while forming a left L-stance toward D with the right knifehand
            extended (half facing) to D and the right arm slightly bent at the elbow.
        Perform this move in jumping motion. 

5.   While shifting to C and maintaining a left L-stance toward D, execute (half facing)
 
            a checking block to D with an X-fist.
        Perform this move in a shifting motion.

6.   Slip the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a high front outward cross-cut to D with the right flat fingertip.
 
7.   Pull the right foot toward the left foot to form a left rear foot stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half facing) a downward thrust with the right straight elbow. 

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

9.   Move the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while
 
            executing (reverse half facing) a low outward block to D with
 
            the right knifehand. 

10.  Move the right foot on the AB line to form a parallel stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (full facing) a middle hooking block to D with the left palm. 

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

12.  Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half facing) in a circular motion, a low reverse knifehand
            guarding block to D.
        Perform this move in a sliding motion, as well as
 
            performing the block in this move in a circular motion. 

13.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot, move the left foot to C to form
 
            a right walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing) a high front
 
            punch to D with the left long fist.
        Perform this move in a slow motion – sliding the left foot. 

14.  Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

15.  While jumping toward D (about one and a half shoulder widths), execute
 
            a mid-air outward strike to D with the left knifehand.  Then land facing
 
            toward D, while forming a right L-stance toward D with the left knifehand
            extended (half facing) to D and the left arm slightly bent at the elbow.
        Perform this move in jumping motion.  

16.  While shifting to C and maintaining a right L-stance toward D, execute
 
            (half facing) a checking block to D with an X-fist.
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

17.  Slip the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a high front outward cross-cut to D with the left flat fingertip. 

18.  Pull the left foot toward the right foot to form a right rear foot stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half facing) a downward thrust with the left straight elbow. 

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

20.  Move the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D, while
 
            executing (half facing) a low outward block to D with the left knifehand. 

21.  Move the left foot on the AB line to form a parallel stance toward D, while
 
            executing (full facing) a middle hooking block to D with the right palm.

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

23.  Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a W-shape block with the reverse knifehands. 

24.  Cross the ball of the left foot over the right foot to form a right X-stance
 
            toward D, while executing (full facing) a horizontal thrust with a twin elbow. 

25.  Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a checking block to D with a twin straight forearm. 

26.  Cross the ball of the left foot over the right foot to form a right X-stance
 
            toward D, while executing (full facing) an upward punch with the right
  
            forefist, pulling the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.  

27.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, execute
 
            a high reverse hook kick to B with the back heel of the right foot,
 
            while holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward B. 

28.  Lower the ball of the right foot to B, and then pivoting on the ball of
 
            the right foot and turning clockwise, execute a high side piercing kick
 
            to B with the left footsword, pulling both hands in the opposite direction
 
            in front of the right chest. 

29.  Lower the left foot to B in a jumping motion, landing to form a left X-stance
 
            toward BD, while executing (half facing) a downward strike to B with
 
            the left backfist.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion.           

30.  Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a W-shape block with the reverse knifehands. 

31.  Cross the ball of the right foot over the left foot to form a left X-stance
 
            toward D, while executing (full facing) a horizontal thrust with a twin elbow. 

32.  Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a checking block to D with a twin straight forearm. 

33.  Cross the ball of the right foot over the left foot to form a left X-stance
 
            toward D, while executing (full facing) an upward punch with
 
            the left forefist, pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder. 

34.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            execute a high reverse hook kick to A with the back heel of the left foot,
 
            while holding the arms up naturally with both side fists toward A. 

35.  Lower the ball of the left foot to A, and then pivoting on the ball of the left foot
 
            and turning counterclockwise, execute a high side piercing kick to A with
 
            the right footsword, pulling both hands in the opposite direction in front
 
            of the left chest. 

36.  Lower the right foot to A in a jumping motion, landing to form a right 
             X-stance toward AD, while executing (half facing) a downward strike 
 
            to A with the right backfist.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

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

38.  While pivoting on the ball of the right foot and turning counterclockwise,
 
            move the left foot to D to form a left rear foot stance toward C, while 
 
            executing (half facing) a waist block to C with the right inner forearm. 

39.  Move the right foot to C slightly, and then move the left foot to D in a 
 
            stamping motion to form a right L-stance toward D, while executing
 
            (half facing) a high outward strike to D with the left knifehand.
        Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

40.  While shifting to C and maintaining a right L-stance toward D, execute
 
            (half facing) a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

41.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the 
 
            right foot to D to form a right rear foot stance toward C, while executing
 
            (half facing) a waist block to C with the left inner forearm. 

42.  Move the left foot to C slightly, and then move the right foot to D in a 
 
            stamping motion to form a left L-stance toward D, while executing
 
            (half facing) a high outward strike to D with the right knifehand.
        Perform this move in a stamping motion. 

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

44.  Jump and spin around clockwise, to execute a mid-air 180o back piercing kick
 
            to D with the right footsword, while holding the arms up naturally with both 
             side fists toward D.  Then, land facing toward D to form a left L-stance
             toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding block to D
             with the knifehand.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

45.  Jump and spin around counterclockwise, to execute a mid-air 180o back piercing
            kick to D with the left footsword, whileholding the arms up naturally with both 
            side fists toward D.  Then, land facing toward D to form a right L-stance
            toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle knifehand guarding block to D.
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

46.  Slip the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a low inward block to D with the right reverse knifehand,
 
            pulling the left side fist in front of the right shoulder. 

47.  Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D,
 
            while thrusting (half facing) to C with the left side elbow.
        Perform this move in sliding motion. 

48.  Slip the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
 
            (full facing) a low inward block to D with the left reverse knifehand,
 
            pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder. 

49.  Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D,
 
            while thrusting (half facing) to C with the right side elbow.
        Perform this move in sliding motion. 

After completing the last movement, wait one move interval and then shout "Yeon-Gae" 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 warrior ready stance type A toward D.  Remain in this stance until given
the at-ease command (
swi-eot).
  



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