Toi Gye is the pen name of the 16th Century scholar Yi Wang who was regarded as an authority on neo-confusionism. The 37 movements represent his birth place on the 37th degree latitude. The diagram represents the calligraphy for scholar.
Number of movements:37
Starting position:Closed Ready Stance 'B' (Moa Chunbi Sogi 'B') on X facing towards D.
When finished:Bring right foot back to X in closed ready stance 'B' facing D.
Line work Students are required to know ALL combinations and techniques up to grade.
Set Sparring (Sambo Matsoki) Students are required to know ALL set sparring up to grade.
1 step sparring (Ilbo matsoki):
Both attacker and defender start in parallel ready position. Attacker steps forward with right leg into walking stance and punches with right hand. On the second occasion, the same attacker steps forward, but with left leg and left hand punching.
Defender may use any combination of blocks and counter attacks suitable for their grade, showing knowledge of a variety of techniques. For example: 1. Hand only; 2. Foot only; 3. Hand & foot; 4. Foot & hand; 5. Jumping.
Parts of the body:
Upset fingertips = Dwijibun sonkut
Waving kick = Doro chagi
Front pushing kick = Ap cha milgi
Flying kick = Twimyo chagi
W shaped block = San makgi
Signifies heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.