Palgwae Il Jang – Geon

팔괘 일장 건 · 八卦 一章 乾

Sometimes written Palgwe Il Jang, Palgwe Gon, Palgwe Kon.

Interpretation

(geon) is the first of the eight trigrams, the symbols which represent light and darkness, and so represents the beginning of the universe. This form similarly represents beginning.

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 left and step towards E with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
2 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
4 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
5 Turn left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
6 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
7 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
8 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) punch to the body, 몸통 지르기 (momtong jireugi)
9 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) blade-hand block, 손날 막기 (sonnal makgi)
10 Step forwards towards B with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
11 Turn to the right and step towards F with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) blade-hand block, 손날 막기 (sonnal makgi)
12 Step forwards towards F with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
13 Turn left and step towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
14 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) single blade-hand strike to the neck, 한손날 목 치기 (hansonnal mok chigi)
15 Step forwards towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) single blade-hand strike to the neck, 한손날 목 치기 (hansonnal mok chigi)
16 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) punch to the body, 몸통 지르기 (momtong jireugi)
17 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
18 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
19 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low forearm block, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
20 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안막기 (palmok momtong anmakgi)
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,

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).