Palgwae I Jang – Tae

팔괘 이장 테 · 八卦 二章 兌

Sometimes written Palgwe I Jang, Palgwe Tae.

Interpretation

(tae) is the second of the eight trigrams. This form represents inner hardness and outer softness.

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F

Number of Movements

20

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
1 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞차기 (oreun apchagi)
2:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
4:1 left front kick, 왼 앞차기 (oen apchagi)
4:2 Step down towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) low double blade-hand block, 아래 두손날 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
6 Step forwards 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)
7 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
8 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
9 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
10:1 right front kick, 오른 앞차기 (oreun apchagi)
10:2 Step down towards B with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
11 Turn right and step towards F with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
12:1 left front kick, 왼 앞차기 (oen apchagi)
12:2 Step down towards F with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) low double forearm block, 아래 두팔목 막기 (arae dupalmok makgi)
14 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double forearm block to the body, 두팔목 몸통 막기 (dupalmok momtong makgi)
15 Step forwards towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
16 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
17 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
18:1 right front kick, 오른 앞차기 (oreun apchagi)
18:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
19 Turn right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
20:1 left front kick, 왼 앞차기 (oen apchagi)
20:2 Step down towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
Bring the left foot to 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,

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