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.
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.
Set Sparring (Sambo Matsoki) Students are required to know ALL set sparring up to grade.
2 step sparring (Ilbo matsoki):
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.
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.
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.
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.
X Stance = Kyocha sogi
Parts of the body:
Elbow = Palkup
Knee = Moorup
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
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
Signifies the plant's growth, as Tae Kwon-Do skills begin to develop.
Signifies heaven, toward which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Tae Kwon-Do progresses.