Palgwae Chil Jang – Gan

팔괘 칠장 감 · 八卦 七章 艮

Sometimes written Palgwe Chil Jang, Palgwe Gan, Palgwe Kan.

Interpretation

(gan) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents the mountains, and so this form symbolises wisdom and firmness.

Floor Diagram

A B C D

Number of Movements

18

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
1 Step forwards towards A with the left leg. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low forearm wedging block, 아래 헤쳐 막기 (arae hechyeo makgi)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
2:2 Step down towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm wedging block, 헤쳐 막기 (hechyeo makgi)
3:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
3:2 Step down towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) rising cross block, 추켜 엇걸어 막기 (chukyeo eotgeoreo makgi)
4:1 right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
4:2 Step down towards A with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
6:1 Move the left foot forwards towards B. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the head, 바로 얼굴 지르기 (baro eolgul jireugi)
6:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
7:1 right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
7:2 Step down towards B with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) low double blade-hand, 아래 두손날 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
8 Move the right foot forwards towards B. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
9 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
10:1 Move the right foot forwards towards D. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the head, 바로 얼굴 지르기 (baro eolgul jireugi)
10:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
11:1 left side kick, 왼 옆 차기 (oen yeop chagi)
11:2 Step down towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) low double blade-hand, 아래 두손날 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
12 Move the left foot forwards towards D. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
13:1 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low cross block, 아래 엇걸어 막기 (arae eotgeoreo makgi)
13:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) cross block to the head, 엇걸어 얼굴 막기 (eotgeoreo eolgul makgi)
13:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the head, 바로 얼굴 지르기 (baro eolgul jireugi)
14 Turn to the left, and step towards A with the right foot, with a stamping motion. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right low forearm block, 오른 아래 팔목 막기 (oreun arae palmok makgi)
15 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) blade-hand strike to the neck, 손날 목 치기 (sonnal mok chigi)
16:1 right target crescent kick, 오른 반달 표적 치기 (oreun bandal pyojeok chigi)
16:2 Step down towards C with the right foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right elbow target strike, 오른 팔굽 표적 치기 (oreun palgup pyojeok chigi)
17 Double shift-step towards C, leading with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left low forearm block and right back forearm block to the head, 왼 아래 팔목 막기 하고 오른 뒷 팔목 얼굴 막기 (oen arae palmok makgi hago oreun dwit palmok eolgul makgi)
18 Double shift-step towards C, leading with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
19 Move the left foot forwards towards A. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
Move the left foot back towards the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)

Notes

  1. The Palgwae forms differ from the Taegeuk and Pumsae forms in many ways. In fact, the Palgwae forms have many similarities to the ITF forms that the Taegeuk and Pumsae forms do not. This means that there are some movements which are ambiguous in their naming: a reverse punch in the ITF style is called an obverse punch in the WTF style. In all of the Palgwae forms articles on this site, the WTF naming conventions will be used.

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 3 월 30 일 (4350, Month 3 Day 30) (25 May 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).