Enpi, Yànfēi, Yeonbi

燕飛 · 燕飛 · 연비

Sometimes written Empi, Enbi, En-bi, Yeon-bi, Yonbi, Yunbi

← Passai - Rōhai →

Enpi is one of the forms mentioned in the textbook 태권도 (Taekwondo) (1) written by 최홍희 (Choi Hong-hi). More formally part of Karate, the form was omitted from later editions of the textbook, and is consequently no longer learnt by students of Taekwondo.

Floor Diagram

演武線 (embusen), 演武線 (yǎnwǔxiàn), 연무선 (yeonmuseon)

A B C D

Number of Movements

36

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
closed ready stance, 모아 준비 서기 (moa junbi seogi) Hold the right forefist to the left palm on the left side.
1 Move the left foot towards D, bending the right knee. right downward punch, 오른 내려 지르기 (oreun naeryeo jireugi)
2 Turn to the right and step towards B with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 전굴 서기 (oreun jeon-gul seogi) Move both fists to the left side.
3 right forward stance, 오른 전굴 서기 (oreun jeon-gul seogi) right low forearm block, 오른 낮은 팔목 막기 (oreun najeun palmok makgi)
4 Turn to the left, to look towards A, and step backwards slightly with the left foot. parallel stance, 나란히 서기 (naranhi seogi) Move the left fist in front of the chest and the right fist to the right side.
5 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
6 left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right high punch, 오른 높은 지르기 (oreun nopeun jireugi)
7 Jump forwards towards A, leading with the right foot. right 'x' stance, 오른 교차 서기 (oreun gyocha seogi) left low punch with the right fist to the left shoulder, 왼 낮은 지르기 (oen najeun jireugi)
8 Step backwards towards C with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) right low downward strike, 오른 낮은 내려 때리기 (oreun najeun naeryeo ttaerigi)
9 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
10 left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right high punch, 오른 높은 지르기 (oreun nopeun jireugi)
11 Jump forwards towards C, leading with the right foot. right 'x' stance, 오른 교차 서기 (oreun gyocha seogi) left low punch with the right fist to the left shoulder, 왼 낮은 지르기 (oen najeun jireugi)
12 Step backwards towards A with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) right low downward strike, 오른 낮은 내려 때리기 (oreun najeun naeryeo ttaerigi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
14 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot, with a stamping motion, to look towards A. riding stance, 기마 서기 (gima seogi) left high reverse blade-hand front block, 왼 높은 손칼등 앞 막기 (oen nopeun sonkaldeung ap makgi)
15 Move the right instep up to the left knee. Strike the left palm with the right back forearm.
16 Step down towards B with the right foot. riding stance, 기마 서기 (gima seogi) left mid blade-hand hooking block, 왼 가운데 손칼 걸쳐 막기 (oen gaunde sonkal geolchyeo makgi)
17 riding stance, 기마 서기 (gima seogi) right mid punch then left mid punch, 오른 가운데 지르기 그리고 왼 가운데 지르기 (oreun gaunde jireugi geurigo oen gaunde jireugi)
18 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
19 left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right mid punch, 오른 가운데 지르기 (oreun gaunde jireugi)
20 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
21 Step back to the left foot with the right foot, and then step forwards towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 후굴 서기 (oreun hugul seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
22 Move the left foot forward. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right mid punch, 오른 가운데 지르기 (oreun gaunde jireugi)
23 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
24 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
25 left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right high punch, 오른 높은 지르기 (oreun nopeun jireugi)
26 Jump forwards towards B, leading with the right foot. right 'x' stance, 오른 교차 서기 (oreun gyocha seogi) left low punch, 왼 낮은 지르기 (oen najeun jireugi)
27 Step backwards towards D with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) right low downward strike, 오른 낮은 내려 때리기 (oreun najeun naeryeo ttaerigi)
28 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left low forearm block, 왼 낮은 팔목 막기 (oen najeun palmok makgi)
29 left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) right upward palm block, 오른 올려 손바닥 막기 (oreun ollyeo sonbadak makgi)
30 Turn to the right and step towards A with the right foot. Perform the movement slowly. right forward stance, 오른 전굴 서기 (oreun jeon-gul seogi) right palm pressing block, 오른 손바닥 밀어 막기 (oreun sonbadak mireo makgi)
31 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. Perform the movement slowly. left forward stance, 왼 전굴 서기 (oen jeon-gul seogi) left palm pressing block, 왼 손바닥 밀어 막기 (oen sonbadak mireo makgi)
32 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. Perform the movement slowly. right forward stance, 오른 전굴 서기 (oreun jeon-gul seogi) right palm pressing block, 오른 손바닥 밀어 막기 (oreun sonbadak mireo makgi)
33 Move the left foot forwards slightly. Perform the movement slowly. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) right low forearm block, 오른 낮은 팔목 막기 (oreun najeun palmok makgi)
34 Slide forwards towards A, leading with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 전굴 서기 (oreun jeon-gul seogi) 'u' grasp, 디귿자 잡기 (digeutja japgi)
35 Jump and spin to the left, to look towards A. left back stance, 왼 후굴 서기 (oen hugul seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
36 Step backwards towards C with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 후굴 서기 (oreun hugul seogi) mid blade-hand guarding block, 가운데 손칼 대비 막기 (gaunde sonkal daebi makgi)
Move the left foot to the right foot. closed ready stance, 모아 준비 서기 (moa junbi seogi)

Notes

References

  1. Taekwondo, Choi Hong-hi (Second Edition, 1965) (Daeha Publication Company, Seoul)

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 8 월 4 일 (4350, Month 8 Day 4) (24 September 2017 CE)

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