Yul-Gok

Yul-Gok Tul, 5th Kup (Blue Tag) Pattern

 

Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584 AD), nicknamed the 'Confucius of Korea'. The movements of this pattern refer to his birthplace on the 38th degree latitude and the diagram represents 'scholar'.

Number of movements:38

 

Starting Position: Parallel ready stance (Narani Chunbi Sogi) on X facing towards D.

 

  1. Move the left foot to B forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the left fist to D horizontally

     

  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. Perform 2 and 3 in a fast motion

     

  1. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the right fist to D horizontally

     

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

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D. Perform 5 and 6 in a fast motion

     

  1. Move the right foot to E forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a middle side block to E with the right inner forearm

     

  1. Execute a low front snap kick to E with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 7

     

  1. Lower the left foot to E forming a left walking stance toward AD while executing a middle punch to E with the left fist

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to E with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward E. Perform 9 and 10 in a fast motion

     

  1. Move the left foot to F forming a left walking stance toward F at the same time executing a middle side block to F with the left inner forearm

     

  1. Execute a low front snap kick to F with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 11

     

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

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to F with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward F. Perform 13 and 14 in a fast motion

     

  1. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot

     

  1. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the left palm while maintaining a right walking stance toward D

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D. Execute 16 and 17 in a connecting motion

     

  1. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle hooking block to D with the left palm

     

  1. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while maintaining a left walking stance toward D

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Execute 19 and 20 in a connecting motion

     

  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. Turn the face toward D forming a right bending ready stance A toward D

     

  1. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot

     

  1. Lower the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while striking the left palm with the right front elbow

     

  1. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C

     

  1. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot

     

  1. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while striking the right palm with the left front elbow

     

  1. Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin knife-hand block

     

  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 to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin knife-hand block

     

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

     

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

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward C

     

  1. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high side block to C with the right outer forearm

     

  1. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C

     

  1. Jump to C forming a left X-stance toward B while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist

     

  1. Move the right foot to A forming a right walking stance toward A at the same time executing a high block to A with the right double forearm

     

  1. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to B forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high block to B with the left double forearm

     

 

When finished: Bring left leg back to X, in parallel ready stance facing towards D.

 

 

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

 

  • Walking stance - double forearm block (forwards and backwards).

     

  • Walking stance ‐ hooking block, hooking block, obverse punch (forwards and backwards).

     

  • Walking stance ‐ rearleg side kick,front elbow strike (striking horizontal palm)

     

  • L stance ‐ twin knifehand block (forwards and backwards).

     

  • L stance ‐ back leg turning kick,reverse turning kick,forearmguarding 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 (Numbers 1-4)

 

2 step sparring (Ilbo matsoki):

Number 1.

Attack: Right leg forward, right walking stance, obverse punch, left low frontsnap kick.

Defence: Left leg back right walking stance, rising block. Right leg back left walking stance, X fist pressing block.

Counter: Slide forward in walking stance, twin vertical punch to opponent’s face.

 

Number 2

Attack: Rightside punch, fixed stance, middle section turning kick left leg.

Defence: Right leg back, L stance, upward palmblock. Left leg back, left L stance, waist block with right outerforearm.

Counter: Slide forward into right L stance,right side elbow strike to opponent’s abdomen.

 

Number 3

Attack: Right leg front kick, step forward into left walking stance, high twin vertical punch.

Defence: Right leg back, left walking stance, low X fist pressing block. Left leg back right walking stance, high outer forearm wedging block.

Counter: Knee kick to solar plexus, at the same time pull opponent’s shoulders forwards and downwards.

 

Number 4

Attack: Right flat fingertip thrust in right walking stance, middle section side kick with left leg.

Defence: Right leg back left walking stance, knifehand rising block. Left leg back left L stance, inward palm pushing block.

Counter: Front snap kick to coccyx, twin upset punch to kidney area.

 

 

Theory

 

Stances

X Stance = Kyocha sogi

 

Parts of the body:

Elbow = Palkup

Knee = Moorup

 

Attack Movements:

Crescent kick = Bandal chagi

Hooking kick = Golcho chagi

Downwards kick = Naeryo chagi

Flat fingertip thrust = Opun sonkut tulgi

Upset punch = Dwijibo jirugi

Twin vertical punch = Sang sewo jirugi

 

Defence movements:

Double forearm block = Doo palmok makgi

X fist pressing block = Kyocha noollo makgi

Upward palm block = Ollyo sonbadak makgi

Twin knifehand block = Sang sonkal makgi

 

 

Green

Signifies the plant's growth, as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.

 

Blue

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