Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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Practice Level
This pattern is practiced by the 5th Dan Black Belt
in preparation for their testing for 6th Dan Black Belt

Korean Pronunciation:

        Seo-San teul

 

Pattern History: Seo-San  [西山] is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyeong-Ung (1520-1604) during the Yi Dynasty.  The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil, Sa Myeong-Dang.  The monk soldiers helped repulse the Japanese pirates who overran most of the Korean peninsula in 1592.

Number of Movements:  72

Pattern Diagram: 

So-San

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 (Seo-San teul). 

On the command to assume the ready position (jun-bi), move the left foot to B to form a Close Ready Stance type A toward D.  Remain in this close 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 rear foot stance
 
            toward D, while executing (half facing) a middle guarding
  
            block to D with the outer forearm.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

2.   Slip the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, stance while
            executing (full facing) a middle vertical punch to D with the right forefist. 

3.   Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left rear foot stance 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.   Slip the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, stance
 
            while executing (full facing) a middle vertical punch to D with the left forefist. 

5.   Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a left walking stance toward BC, stance
 
            while executing (half facing) a high side block to B with the right knifehand.
 
        Perform moves 5 and 6 in a fast motion. 

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

7.   Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a right walking stance toward D, stance
 
            while executing (half facing) a high side block to D with the left knifehand.
 
        Perform moves 7 and 8 in a fast motion. 

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

9.   Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot stance
 
            to C to form a parallel stance toward A, while executing (full facing) stance
 
            a horizontal strike with a twin knifehand. 

10.  Execute a high side piercing kick to C with the right footsword, keeping stance
 
            the position of the hands as they were in move 9 above (a horizontal stance
 
            strike with a twin knifehand).
 
        Perform move 10 and 11 in a consecutive kicking motion. 

11.  Execute a high turning kick to D with the ball of the right foot, while
holding the
            arms up naturally with both side fists toward D. 

12.  Lower the right foot to D in a jumping motion, landing to form a right X-stance
  
            toward BD, while executing (half facing) a high side strike to D with
  
            the right backfist, bringing the left finger belly to the right side fist.
 
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

13.  Move the left foot to C to form a parallel stance toward B, while executing
              (full facing) a horizontal strike with a twin knifehand. 

14.  Execute a high side piercing kick to C with the left footsword, keeping the
  
            position of the hands as they were in move 13 above (a horizontal strike
  
            with a twin knifehand).
 
        Perform move 14 and 15 in a consecutive kicking motion. 

15.  Execute a high turning kick to D with the ball of the left foot, while
holding the
               arms up naturally with both side fists toward D.  

16.  Lower the left foot to D in a jumping motion, landing to form a left X-stance
  
            toward AD, while executing (half facing) a high side strike to D with
 
             the left backfist, bringing the right finger belly to the left side fist.
 
        Perform this move in jumping motion. 

17.  Move the left foot to A to form a right L-stance toward A, while executing
              (half facing) a low punch to A with a left double fist. 

18.  Slip the left foot to A to form a left walking stance toward A, bringing the
 
             right finger belly on the left forefist, then (full facing) twist both hands
 
            counterclockwise until the left backfist faces downward.
 
        Perform this move in a releasing motion. 

19.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward A, execute (full facing)
             a high front punch to A with the right forefist. 

20.  Prior to moving the body, move the ball of the left foot on the AB line
  
           (about 2/3 shoulder width toward C and 1/2 shoulder width toward B).
 
            Then, while pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise,
 
            move the right foot to B to form a left L-stance toward B, while executing
             (half facing) a low punch to B with a right double fist. 

21.  Slip the right foot to B to form a right walking stance toward B, bringing the
  
            left finger belly on the right forefist, then (full facing) twist both hands
  
            clockwise until the right backfist faces downward.
 
        Perform this move in a releasing motion.         

22.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward B, execute (full facing)
             a high front punch to B with the left forefist. 

23.  Move the left foot to B in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward B,
 
            while executing (full facing) an upset punch to B with the right middle
 
             knuckle fist, pulling the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

24.  Slip the right foot to A to form a left walking stance toward B, while executing
              (full facing) a front strike to B with the right backfist, pulling the left backfist
 
             under the right elbow. 

25.  Pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot
  
            to A in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward A, while executing
              (full facing) an upset punch to A with the left middle knuckle fist, pulling
 
            the right side fist in front of the left shoulder.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

26.  Slip the left foot to B to form a right walking stance toward A, while executing
              (full facing) a front strike to A with the left backfist, pulling the right backfist
 
            under the left elbow.  

27.  Move the left foot to D to form a right walking ready stance (full facing) toward C. 

28.  Jump to execute a flying front snap kick to C with the ball of the right foot.
 
        Perform this move in a jumping motion. 

29.  Land facing toward C to form a left L-stance toward C, while executing
              (half facing) a middle guarding block to C with the knifehand.           

30.  Move the right foot to D to form a left walking stance toward C, while executing
 
            (full facing) a high front block with the right outer forearm. 

31.  While shifting to C and maintaining a left walking stance toward C, execute
  
            (full facing) a middle front punch to C with the left forefist.
 
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

32.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, move the right foot
 
            to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing (full facing)
 
            high front block to D with the left outer forearm. 

33.  While shifting to D and maintaining a right walking stance toward D, execute
  
            (full facing) a middle front punch to D with the right forefist.
 
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

34.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a left walking stance toward BC,
  
            while executing (reverse half facing) a middle block to BC with
 
            a double arc-hand, looking through the space between the hands. 

35.  While maintaining a left walking stance toward BC, execute (full facing)
 
            a high inward strike to BC with the right knifehand, pulling the left side fist
  
            in front of the right shoulder. 

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

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

38.  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 37 above (a high front punch
  
            with the right forefist). 

39.  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 left forefist
.
        Perform moves 39 and 40 in a fast motion. 

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

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

42.  Pivot on the balls of both feet to form a right walking stance toward AC
,
            while executing (reverse half facing) a middle block to AC with
  
            a double arc-hand, looking through the space between the hands. 

43.  While maintaining a right walking stance toward AC, execute (full facing)
 
            a high inward strike to AC with the left knifehand, bringing the right side fist
  
           in front of the left shoulder. 

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

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

46.  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 45 above (a high front punch
  
            with the left forefist). 

47.  Lower the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while
  
            executing a middle front punch (full facing) to D with the right forefist.
 
        Perform moves 47and 48 in a fast motion. 

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

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

50.  Move the left foot to D, then pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning
  
            counterclockwise, move the right foot to D in a sliding motion to form
  
            a right L-stance toward C, while executing a low guarding block
  
            (half facing) to C with the knifehand.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

51.  Jump toward C (one and a half shoulder widths), spinning counterclockwise.
  
            Then land forming a right L-stance toward D, while executing (half facing)
             a middle guarding block to D with the outer forearm.
 
        Perform this move in jumping motion. 

52.  Slip the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D, while executing
  
            a low block (full facing) to D with the right knifehand, and a middle
  
            outward block to D with the left inner forearm (full facing).
 
        Perform moves 52 and 53 in a continuous motion. 

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

54.  Pull the left foot toward the right foot to form a right L-stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half  facing) a middle front punch to D with the left forefist. 

55.  Move the ball of the right foot to D, then pivoting on the ball of the right foot
  
            and turning clockwise, move the left foot to D in a sliding motion to form
  
            a left L-stance toward C, while executing a low guarding
 
             block (half facing) to C with the knifehand.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

56.  Jump toward C (one and a half shoulder widths), spinning clockwise.
  
            Then, land forming a left L-stance toward D, while executing
  
            a middle guarding block (half facing) to D with the outer forearm.
 
        Perform this move in jumping motion. 

57.  Slip the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while
  
            executing a low block (full facing) to D with the left knifehand and
  
            a middle outward block (full facing) to D with the right inner forearm.
 
        Perform moves 57 and 58 in a continuous motion. 

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

59.  Pull the right foot toward the left foot to form a left L-stance toward D, while 
 
            executing (half facing) a middle front punch to D with the right forefist. 

60.  Move the ball of the right foot to the side rear of the left foot, then move
  
            the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D,
 
            while executing (half facing) a scooping block with the right palm.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

61.  While shifting to D and maintaining a left L-stance toward D, execute
  
            (half facing) a middle punch to D with the left forefist.
 
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

62.  While pivoting on the ball of the left foot and turning clockwise, form
  
            (half facing) a left bending ready stance type A toward C. 

63.  Execute a high side piercing kick to C with the right footsword, keeping
  
            the position of the hands as they were in move 62 above (a middle
  
            outer forearm guarding block). 

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

65.  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 knifehand. 

66.  Move the ball of the left foot to the side rear of the right foot, then move
  
            the right foot to D in a sliding motion to form aright L-stance toward C,
 
             while executing (half facing) a scooping block with the left palm.
 
        Perform this move in a sliding motion. 

67.  While shifting to C and maintaining a right L-stance toward C, execute
  
            (half facing) a middle punch to C with the right forefist.
 
        Perform this move in a shifting motion. 

68.  Pivoting on the ball of the right foot, turn counterclockwise to form a right
 
            bending ready stance type A (half facing) toward C. 

69.  Execute a high side piercing kick to D with the left footsword, keeping
  
            the position of the hands as they were in move 68 above (a middle
  
            outer forearm guarding block). 

70.  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. 

71.  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.
 
        Perform moves 71 and 72 in a continuous motion. 

72.  Slip the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D, while executing
  
            a high front punch (full facing) to D with the rightforefist.

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

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