Palgwae Sam Jang – Ri

팔괘 삼장 리 · 八卦 三章 離

Sometimes written Palgwe Sam Jang, Palgwe Ri.

Interpretation

(ri) is the third of the eight trigrams and represents fire. This form represents enthusiasm for training.

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F

Number of Movements

22

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, 아래 팔목 막기 (arae palmok makgi)
2 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)
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) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
5 Turn to the 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. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul 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. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
10 Step forwards towards B with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
11 Turn to the right and step towards F with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
12 Step forwards towards F with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
14 Turn to the right and step towards A with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
15 Step backwards towards D with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
16 Step backwards towards D with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
17 Step backwards towards D with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
18 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)
19 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)
20 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the head, 반대 얼굴 막기 (bandae eolgul makgi)
21 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)
22 Step forwards towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the head, 반대 얼굴 막기 (bandae eolgul makgi)
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 8 월 4 일 (4350, Month 8 Day 4) (24 September 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).