Palgwae Pal Jang – Gon

팔괘 팔장 곤 · 八卦 八章 坤

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

Interpretation

(gon) is one of the eight trigrams. It symbolises the earth.

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F

Number of Movements

18

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) low forearm block, 왼 팔목 막기 (oen palmok makgi)
2 Move the left foot towards the right foot. rest stance, 편히 서기 (pyeonhi seogi) left downward hammer-fist strike, 왼 내려 메주먹 치기 (oen naeryeo mejumeok chigi)
3 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
4 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low forearm block, 왼 팔목 막기 (oen palmok makgi)
5 Move the right foot towards the left foot. rest stance, 편히 서기 (pyeonhi seogi) right downward hammer-fist strike, 오른 내려 메주먹 치기 (oreun naeryeo mejumeok chigi)
6 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
7 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
8:1 Step forward towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) palm-to-the-side spearhand thrust, 편손끝 세워 찌르기 (pyeonsonkkeut sewo jjireugi)
8:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) downward release, 밑으로 빼기 (miteuro ppaegi)
9 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
10 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
11:1 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) blade-hand strike, 손날 치기 (sonnal chigi)
11:2 right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) downward release, 밑으로 빼기 (miteuro ppaegi)
11:3 right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) left elbow strike, 왼 팔굽 치기 (oen palgup chigi)
12:1 Move the left foot towards B. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
12:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
13:1 Move the left foot to the right foot, then turn to the right and step towards F with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) blade-hand strike, 손날 치기 (sonnal chigi)
13:2 left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) downward release, 밑으로 빼기 (miteuro ppaegi)
13:3 left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) right elbow strike, 오른 팔굽 치기 (oreun palgup chigi)
14:1 Move the right foot towards F. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
14:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
15 Move the right foot to the left foot, and then step sideways towards F with the right foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right pivot, 오른 작은 돌쩌귀 (oreun jageun doljjeogwi)
16:1 Move the right foot to the left foot, and then perform the kick. left side kick, 왼 옆 차기 (oen yeop chagi)
16:2 Step down towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) right elbow target strike, 오른 팔굽 표적 치기 (oreun palgup pyojeok chigi)
17 Turn to the right and move the left foot forwards, to look towards F. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) left pivot, 왼 작은 돌쩌귀 (oen jageun doljjeogwi)
18:1 Move the left foot to the right foot, and then perform the kick. right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
18:2 Step down towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) left elbow target strike, 왼 팔굽 표적 치기 (oen palgup pyojeok chigi)
19:1 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm wedging block, 팔목 헤쳐 막기 (palmok hechyeo makgi)
19:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) double upturned-fist punch, 두주먹 젖혀 지르기 (dujumeok jeothyeo jireugi)
20:1 Step forwards towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm wedging block, 팔목 헤쳐 막기 (palmok hechyeo makgi)
20:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) double upturned-fist punch, 두주먹 젖혀 지르기 (dujumeok jeothyeo jireugi)
21 Step forwards towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) blade-hand inner strike, 손날 안 치기 (sonnal an chigi)
22 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right back elbow strike, 오른 뒤로 팔굽 치기 (oreun dwiro palgup chigi)
23 Turn to the left and move the left foot to the right foot. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi) overlapping hands, 겹손 (gyeopson)
24 Step sideways towards E with the left foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) release from rear hold, 멍에 빼기 (meong-e ppaegi)
25 Double shift-step sideways towards C, leading with the left foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) left backward punch, 왼 뒤로 지르기 (oen dwiro jireugi)
26 Double shift-step sideways towards E, leading with the right foot. sitting stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right backward punch, 오른 뒤로 지르기 (oreun dwiro jireugi)
Move the left foot 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).