Hwa-Rang

Hwa-Rang Tul, 2nd Kup (Red Belt) Pattern

 

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty about 600 AD. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the three Kingsdoms of Korea. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae Kwon-Do developed into maturity.

 

Number of movements:29

 

Starting position:Closed Ready Stance 'C' (Moa Chunbi Sogi 'C') on X facing towards E.

 

  1. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle pushing block to D with the left palm.

 

  1. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

 

  1. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

 

  1. Execute a twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the let foot.

 

  1. Execute an upward punch with the left fist while pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A.

 

  1. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A in a sliding motion.

 

  1. Execute a downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot.

 

  1. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.

 

  1. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.

 

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

  1. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right forefist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward.

 

  1. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand.

 

  1. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

 

  1. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D at the same time executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.

 

  1. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand.

 

  1. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle thrust to E with the right straight finger tip.

 

  1. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand.

 

  1. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F.

 

  1. Execute a high turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.

 

  1. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.

 

  1. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.

 

  1. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.

 

  1. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.

 

  1. Execute a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

 

  1. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow.

 

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward.

 

  1. Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a closed stance toward B.

 

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

 

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

 

When finished:Bring right foot back to X in closed ready stance 'C' facing E.

 

Line work Students are required to know ALL combinations and techniques up to grade.

  • L stance ‐ two high section turning kicks; land in L stance, middle knifehand guarding block
  • L stance, middle reverse punch; move front leg into walking stance, X‐fist pressing block (forwards and backwards)
  • Walking stance, middle obverse punch; step back leg up into vertical stance and grab fist; pull arms back while executing a front leg side kick; land in L stance, knifehand strike
  • L stance, twin forearm block; upwards punch, slide forwards into fixed stance, middle side punch (forwards and backwards)
  • L stance ‐ step up jumping front snap kick, forearm guarding block
  • L stance ‐ step up front leg hooking kick, rear leg downwards kick, forearm guarding block
  • Any other patterns, techniques or combinations from previous gradings.

 

Set Sparring (Sambo Matsoki) Students are required to know ALL set sparring up to grade.

  • 3 step sparring
  • 2 step sparring
  • 1 step sparring
  • Free sparring

 

Theory

 

Parts of the body:

Instep = Baldung

Reverse footsword = Balkal dung

 

Attack Movements:

Upward punch = Ollyo jirugi

Downward punch = Naeryo jirugi

Vertical kick = Sewo chagi

Twisting kick = Bituro chagi

 

Defence movements:

Pushing block = Miro makgi

 

Red

Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.

Black

Opposite to white, therefore signifying maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. Also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to darkness and fear.