5th Kup


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)
Kyocha Sogi X-stance
Body Parts:
Ap Palkup Front elbow
Son Badak Palm
Yop Bal Badak Side Sole (Used for stamping motion)
Attacking Movements:
Ap Palkup Taerigi Front elbow strike
Defensive Movements:
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)
General Terms:
Euijin Dong Jak Connection Motion
Phiagi Dodging
Mikulgi Sliding
Gwanja nori Temple
Yop tok Jaw
Twiggi Jumping
Body Postures:
Ap Mom Full Facing
Ban Mom Half Facing
Yop Mom Side Facing

General Information:

  • 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.
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