• warrior ready stance A – moosa chunbi sogi A
  • parallel stance with X-backhand – narani sogi kyocha sondung

Hand techniques (Yon-Gae)

  • long-fist high reverse punch – ghin joomuk nopundae bandae jirugi
  • flying knifehand outward side strike – twimyo sonkal bakuro yop taerigi
  • x-fist middle checking block – kyocha joomuk momchau makgi
  • reverse-knifehand w-shape block – sonkal dung san makgi
  • twin straight forearm checking block – sang sun-palmok momchau makgi
  • inner forearm waist block – an palmok hori makgi
  • knifehand high outward strike – sonkal nopundae bakuro taerigi

Hand techniques (Ul-Ji):

  • twin side-fist horizontal strike – sang yop joomuk soopyong taerigi
  • outer forearm reverse rising block – bakat palmok bandae chookyo makgi

Hand techniques (Moon-Moo):

  • palm downward block – sonbadak naeryo makgi
  • arc-hand reverse rising block – bandalson bandae chookyo makgi

Foot techniques:

  • mid-air kick – twin dollimyo chagi
  • flying high kick – twimyo nopi chagi
  • middle side pushing kick – kaundae  yopcha milgi 
  • high twisting kick – nopundae bituro chagi
  • side checking kick – yopcha momchugi 
  • side thrust kick – yopcha tulgi 

Pattern information:

  • Yon-Gae – 49 movements
  • is named after a famous General during the Koguryo Dynasty, Yon-Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of the year 649 AD, the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung.
  • Ul-Ji – 42 movements
  • is named after General Ul-Ji Moon Dok, who successfully defended Korea against a Tang invasion force of nearly 1 million soldiers led by Yang-Je in 612 AD.  Ul-Jai employed hit-and-run guerilla tactics and was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent General Choi’s age when he designed the pattern. 
  • Moon-Moo – 61 movements
  • honours the 30th king of the Silla Dynasty.  His body was placed near Dae Wang Am (Great King’s Rock).  According to his will, the body was placed at sea, “where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese.”  It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone Cave) was built to guard his tomb and is a fine example of culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements represent the last two figures of the year 661 AD when Moon-Moo came to the throne.

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