Hwa-Rang

Hwa-Rang is named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasy in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th infantry Division , where Taekwon-do developed into maturity.

29 Movements

READY POSTURE: Closed Ready Stance C

The illustration for this pattern assumes that the student is standing on the AB line and facing D.

  • 1. Move the left foot to B to forma sitting stance toward D while executing a middle pushing block to D with the left palm.
  • 2. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.
  • 3. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.
  • 4. Execute a twin forearm block while forming a left L-stance toward A, pivoting with the let foot.
  • 5. Execute an upward punch with the left fist while pulling the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A.
  • 6. Execute a middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A in a sliding motion.
  • 7. Execute a downward strike with the right knife-hand while forming a left vertical stance toward A, pulling the right foot.
  • 8. Move the left foot to A forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a middle punch to A with the left fist.
  • 9. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a low block to D with the left forearm.
  • 10. Move the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist.
  • 11. Pull the left foot toward the right foot while bringing the left palm to the right fore fist, at the same time bending the right elbow about 45 degrees outward.
  • 12. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the right foot while pulling both hands in the opposite direction and then lower it to D forming a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a middle outward strike to D with the right knife-hand.
  • 13. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.
  • 14. 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.
    KIHAP
  • 15. Move the left foot to E turning counter clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E while executing a middle guarding block to E with a knife-hand.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. Move the right foot on line EF forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand.
  • 18. Execute a high turning kick to DF with the right foot and then lower it to F.
  • 19. Execute a high turning kick to CF with the left foot and then lower it to F forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with a knife-hand. Perform 18 and 19 in a fast motion.
  • 20. Move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a low block to C with the left forearm.
  • 21. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while forming a right L-stance toward C, pulling the left foot.
  • 22. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist.
  • 23. Move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle punch to C with the right fist.
  • 24. Execute a pressing block with an X-fist while forming a left walking stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.
  • 25. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion forming a right L-stance toward D while thrusting to C with the right side elbow.
    KIHAP
  • 26. Bring the left foot to the right foot, turning counter clockwise to form a closed stance toward B while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm while extending the left forearm to the side downward.
  • 27. Execute a side front block with the left inner forearm, extending the right forearm to the side downward while maintaining a closed stance toward B.
  • 28. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.
  • 29. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.
    SHOUT: HWA-RANG
  • END: Bring the right foot back to Closed Ready Stance C.
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