Terminology Applicable to 5th Kup
Blue belt signifies the heaven, toward which the plant develops into a towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progressses.
Yul-gok (38 movements): Yul-gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584), nicknamed “The Confuscious of Korea.” The 38 movements of the pattern represent his birthplace in the 38º latitude and the diagram represents (+) “Scholar.”
|Guburyo Sogi ‘B’||Bending stance ‘B’ ( Looking toward the rear)|
|Ap Palkup||Front elbow|
|Yop Bal Badak||Side Sole (Used for stamping motion)|
|Ap Palkup Taerigi||Front elbow strike|
|Doo Palmok Makgi||Double forearm block|
|Golcho Makgi||Hooking block|
|Sang Sonkal Makgi||Twin knifehand block|
|Ilbo Matsoki||One-step sparring (Attacker and defender start in parallel stance)|
|Euijin Dong Jak||Connection Motion|
|Ap Mom||Full Facing|
|Ban Mom||Half Facing|
|Yop Mom||Side Facing|
- Continuous movement (Yonsok Dong Jak) means performing two or more moves without stopping, with each move having it’s own breath as in Dan Gun moves 13 & 14.
- Connecting movement (Euijin Dong Jak) means using one breathe for two movements, as in pattern Yul-Gok movement numbers 16 & 17, and 19 & 20.
- Son badak (the palm) is used for Golcho Makgi (hooking block).
- When performing Sang sonkal Makgi, the knifehand rising block must be over the centre line.
- When in Kyocha Sogi (X-stance) both feet must point in the same direction.