Uiam

의암 · 義菴

Sometimes written Ui-am, Eui-am.

Interpretation

Ui-am refers to the Korean nationalist and independence activist 손병희 (Son Byeong-hui). In 1897 he was ordained as the third leader of the society known as 동학 (Donghak), and in this role, in 1918, Son was one of thirty-three national leaders selected to support a declaration of independence from the Japanese occupation. He was later arrested for his part in this movement.

Floor Diagram

A B C D

Number of Movements

45

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
closed ready stance d, 모아 준비 서기 (moa junbi seogi)
1 Step backwards towards C with the right foot, to look towards A. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse low inward blade-hand block, 반대 낮은 안으로 손칼 막기
2 Step backwards towards C with the left foot, to look towards A. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse high outer-forearm block, 반대 높은 바깥팔목 막기 (bandae nopeun bakkatpalmok makgi)
3 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) mid punch, 가운데 지르기 (gaunde jireugi)
4 left low twisting kick, 왼 낮은 비틀어 차기 (oen najeun biteureo chagi)
5 Step down towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) ‘x’ downward block, 교차 내려 막기 (gyocha naeryeo makgi)
6 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse blade-hand rising block, 반대 손칼 추켜 막기 (bandae sonkal chukyeo makgi)
7 Jump towards A, leading with the right foot. right ‘x’ stance, 오른 교차 서기 (oreun gyocha seogi) supported high back-fist strike, 높은 등주먹 때리기 (nopeun deungjumeok ttaerigi)
8 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot, and step towards C with the left foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) reverse mid punch, 반대 가운데 지르기 (bandae gaunde jireugi)
9 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot. right mid reverse turning kick, 오른 가운데 반대 돌려 차기 (oreun gaunde bandae dollyeo chagi)
10 Step down towards C with the right foot, with a stamping motion. sitting stance, 앉는 서기 (anneun seogi) right mid blade-hand strike, 오른 가운데 손칼 때리기 (oreun gaunde sonkal ttaerigi)
11 Turn to the right, pivoting on the right foot. left mid side piercing kick, 왼 가운데 옆 차지르기 (oen gaunde yeop chajireugi)
12 Step down towards C with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse high crescent punch, 반대 높은 반달 지르기 (bandae nopeun bandal jireugi)
13 Step towards C with the right foot. parallel stance, 나란히 서기 (naranhi seogi) left mid turning punch, 왼 가운데 돌려 지르기 (oen gaunde dollyeo jireugi)
14 Step backwards towards A with the left foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse low inward blade-hand block, 반대 낮은 안으로 손칼 막기 (bandae najeun aneuro sonkal makgi)
15 Step backwards towards A with the right foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse high outer-forearm block, 반대 높은 바깥팔목 막기 (bandae nopeun bakkatpalmok makgi)
16 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) mid punch, 가운데 지르기 (gaunde jireugi)
17 right low twisting kick, 오른 낮은 비틀어 차기 (oreun najeun biteureo chagi)
18 Step down towards C with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) ‘x’ downward block, 교차 내려 막기 (gyocha naeryeo makgi)
19 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse blade-hand rising block, 반대 손칼 추켜 막기 (bandae sonkal chukyeo makgi)
20 Jump towards C, leaeding with the left foot. left ‘x’ stance, 왼 교차 서기 (oen gyocha seogi) supported high back-fist strike, 높은 등주먹 때리기 (nopeun deungjumeok ttaerigi)
21 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot, and step towards A with the right foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) reverse mid punch, 반대 가운데 지르기 (bandae gaunde jireugi)
22 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot. left mid reverse turning kick, 왼 가운데 반대 돌려 차기 (oen gaunde bandae dollyeo chagi)
23 Step down towards A with the left foot, with a stamping motion. sitting stance, 앉는 서기 (anneun seogi) left mid blade-hand strike, 왼 가운데 손칼 때리기 (oen gaunde sonkal ttaerigi)
24 Turn to the left, pivoting on the left foot. right mid side piercing kick, 오른 가운데 옆 차지르기 (oreun gaunde yeop chajireugi)
25 Step down towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse high crescent punch, 반대 높은 반달 지르기 (bandae nopeun bandal jireugi)
26 Step towards A with the left foot. parallel stance, 나란히 서기 (naranhi seogi) right mid turning punch, 오른 가운데 돌려 지르기 (oreun gaunde dollyeo jireugi)
27 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) mid blade-hand wedging block, 가운데 손칼 헤쳐 막기 (gaunde sonkal hechyeo makgi)
28 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse back-blade-hand circular block, 반대 손칼등 돌리며 막기 (bandae sonkaldeung dollimyeo makgi)
29 Move the right foot backwards. left rear-foot stance, 왼 뒷발 서기 (oen dwitbal seogi) alternate palm downward block, 손바닥 내려 막기 (sonbadak naeryeo makgi)
30 Move the right foot forwards. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) mid punch, 가운데 지르기 (gaunde jireugi)
31 Shift backwards towards C, leading with the left foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) reverse low inward back-blade-hand block, 반대 낮은 안으로 손칼등 막기 (bandae najeun aneuro sonkaldeung makgi)
32 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) mid blade-hand wedging block, 가운데 손칼 헤쳐 막기 (gaunde sonkal hechyeo makgi)
33 left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse back-blade-hand circular block, 반대 손칼등 돌리며 막기 (bandae sonkaldeung dollimyeo makgi)
34 Move the left foot backwards. right rear-foot stance, 오른 뒷발 서기 (oreun dwitbal seogi) alternate palm downward block, 손바닥 내려 막기 (sonbadak naeryeo makgi)
35 Move the left foot forwards. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) mid punch, 가운데 지르기 (gaunde jireugi)
36 Shift backwards towards C, leading with the right foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) reverse low inward back-blade-hand block, 반대 낮은 안으로 손칼등 막기 (bandae najeun aneuro sonkaldeung makgi)
37 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot. right reverse mid turning kick, 오른 가운데 반대 돌려 차기 (oreun gaunde bandae dollyeo chagi)
38 Step down towards A with the right foot. left rear-foot stance, 왼 뒷발 서기 (oen dwitbal seogi) mid forearm guarding block, 가운데 팔목 대비 막기 (gaunde palmok daebi makgi)
39 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot. left reverse mid turning kick, 왼 가운데 반대 돌려 차기 (oen gaunde bandae dollyeo chagi)
40 Step down towards A with the left foot. right rear-foot stance, 오른 뒷발 서기 (oreun dwitbal seogi) mid forearm guarding block, 가운데 팔목 대비 막기 (gaunde palmok daebi makgi)
41 Move the left foot to the side of the right foot, then step backwards towards C with the right foot. right ‘l’ stance, 오른 니은자 서기 (oreun nieunja seogi) low outward blade-hand block, 낮은 바끄로 손칼 막기 (najeun bakkeuro sonkal makgi)
42 Move the right foot backwards. left walking stance, 왼 걷는 서기 (oen geonneun seogi) reverse mid punch, 반대 가운데 지르기 (bandae gaunde jireugi)
43 Step backwards towards C with the left foot. left ‘l’ stance, 왼 니은자 서기 (oen nieunja seogi) low outward blade-hand block, 낮은 바끄로 손칼 막기 (najeun bakkeuro sonkal makgi)
44 Move the left foot backwards. right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) reverse mid punch, 반대 가운데 지르기 (bandae gaunde jireugi)
45 right walking stance, 오른 걷는 서기 (oreun geonneun seogi) high punch, 높은 지르기 (nopeun jireugi)
Move the left foot to the right foot. closed ready stance d, 모아 준비 서기 (moa junbi seogi)

References

  1. Taekwondo Association of Great Britain (TAGB), Official Website
    http://www.blackbeltschools.com/syllabus/patterns.asp?pattern=945

Korean Date

The date today is,

4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 2017 CE)

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