Toi-Gye

Toi-Gye Tul, 3rd Kup (Red Tag) Pattern

 

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.

 

  1. Turn to face B, move left foot into right L stance, left middle inner forearm block.

 

  1. Slip front foot forward, left walking stance, low upset fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Bring left foot to right foot, make closed stance facing D, left low outer forearm block, right high backfist strike (perform in slow motion).

 

  1. Turn to face A, move right foot into left L stance, right middle inner forearm block.

 

  1. Slip front foot forward, right walking stance, low upset fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Bring front foot to left foot, make closed stance facing D, right low outer forearm block, left high backfist strike (as 3).

 

  1. Step forwards towards D, left walking stance, low X-fist pressing block.

 

  1. Same stance, high twin vertical punch (7 & 8 to be performed in continuous motion).

 

  1. Step foward, execute middle front snap kick with right leg.

 

  1. Lower right foot to D, right walking stance, right middle section punch.

 

  1. Execute a middle section punch (10 & 11 to be performed in fast motion).

 

  1. Bring left foot to right foot, turn to face F, closed stance bring forefists onto belt simultaneously (to be performed in slow motion).

 

  1. Move right foot into sitting stance to F, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Move left foot 180 degrees to F, face D, sitting stance, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Move left foot 180 degrees to E, face C, sitting stance, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Move right foot 180 degrees to E, face D, sitting stance, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Move left foot 180 degrees to E, face C, sitting stance, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Move left foot 180 degrees to F, face D, sitting stance, outer forearm W-shaped block (to be performed in stamping motion).

 

  1. Bring right foot to left foot, slip left foot forward into right L stance, face D, low double forearm block.

 

  1. Slip front foot forward, left walking stance, extend both hands foreward to high section as if to grab nape of neck.

 

  1. Kick upwards with the right knee while pulling both hands downwards.

 

  1. Lower right foot to left foot, turn 180 degrees anti-clockwise to face C, right L stance, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Execute a low front snap kick with the left foot.

 

  1. Slip forward, face F left walking stance, left high flat fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Step forward, left L stance, middle knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Execute a low front snap kick towards C with right foot.

 

  1. Slip foward, face C, right walking stance, right high flat fingertip thrust.

 

  1. Move right foot to D forming a right L stance, high backfist strike with riht hand and low outer forearm block with left hand performed simultaneously.

 

  1. Jump to C, face A, right X stance, X pressing block to low section (high jump).

 

  1. Step towards C with right leg, right walking stance, high double forearm block.

 

  1. Spin 270 degrees anti-clockwise face B, right L stance, low knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Slip front foot forward into left walking stance, face B, right circular block.

 

  1. Bring left foot to right foot, 180 degrees clockwise, left L stance, facing A, low knifehand guarding block.

 

  1. Slip front foot forward into right walking stance, facing A, left circular block.

 

  1. Pivot on the same spot into left walking stance, right circular block.

 

  1. Pivot on the same spot into right walking stance, left circular block.

 

  1. Move right foot into sitting stance on line BA, facing D, right middle forefist punch.

 

 

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.

  • L stance, middle inner forearm block; move front leg into walking stance, low upset fingertip thrust (opening combination of Toi Gye, forwards and backwards).
  • Sitting stance ‐ W shaped block (forwards and backwards).
  • Walking stance ‐ X‐fist pressing block, twin fist vertical punch (forwards and backwards).
  • L stance, low knifehand guarding block; move front leg into walking stance, circular block (forwards and backwards).
  • L stance, middle knifehand guarding block; front leg low front snap kick; walking stance, high obverse flat fingertip thrust.
  • L stance ‐ back leg front kick; back leg turning kick; reverse side 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

 

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.

 

 

Theory

 

Parts of the body:

Upset fingertips = Dwijibun sonkut

 

Attack Movements:

Waving kick = Doro chagi

Front pushing kick = Ap cha milgi

Flying kick = Twimyo chagi

 

Defence movements:

W shaped block = San makgi

 

 

Blue

Signifies heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.

 

Red

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