Yul-Gok

Yul-Gok is the pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yi l (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”. The 38 movements of this pattern refer to his birth place on 38 degrees latitude and the diagram represents “scholar”

38 Movements

READY POSTURE: Parallel Ready Stance

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 forming a sitting stance toward D while extending the left fist to D horizontally.
  • 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. Perform 2 and 3 in a fast motion.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Move the right foot to Ad forming a right walking stance toward AD while executing a middle side block to AD with the right inner forearm.
  • 8. Execute a low front snap kick to AD with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 7.
  • 9. Lower the left foot to AD forming a left walking stance toward AD while executing a middle punch to AD with the left fist.
  • 10. Execute a middle punch to AD with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward AD. Perform 9 and 10 in a fast motion.
  • 11. Move the left foot to BD forming a left walking stance toward BD at the same time executing a middle side block to BD with the left inner forearm.
  • 12. Execute a low front snap kick to BD with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 11.
  • 13. Lower the right foot to BD forming a right walking stance toward BD while executing a middle punch to BD with the right fist.
  • 14. Execute a middle punch to BD with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward BD. Perform 13 and 14 in a fast motion.
  • 15. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot.
  • 16. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the left palm while maintaining a right walking stance toward D.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. Execute a middle hooking block to D with the right palm while maintaining a left walking stance toward D.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Turn the face toward D forming a right bending ready stance A toward D.
  • 23. Execute a middle side piercing kick to D with the left foot.
  • 24. Lower the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while striking the left palm with the right front elbow.
    KIHAP
  • 25. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance A toward C.
  • 26. Execute a middle side piercing kick to C with the right foot.
  • 27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while striking the right palm with the left front elbow.
    KIHAP
  • 28.Move the left foot to E forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a twin knife-hand block.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Move the right foot to F turning clockwise to form a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin knife-hand block.
  • 31. 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.
  • 32. 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.
  • 33. Execute a middle punch to C with the right fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward C.
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. Execute a middle punch to C with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward C.
  • 36. Jump to C forming a left X-stance toward B while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist.
    KIHAP
  • 37. 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.
  • 38. 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.
    SHOUT: YUL-GOK
  • END: Bring the left foot back to Ready posture.
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