Palgwae Yuk Jang – Gam

팔괘 육장 감 · 八卦 六章 坎

Sometimes written Palgwe Yuk Jang, Palgwe Gam, Palgwe Kam.

Interpretation

(gam) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents water, which symbolises flowing motion.

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. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
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. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
4:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
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)
5:1 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)
5:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) neck strike, 제비품 목 치기 (jebi-pum mok chigi)
6:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
6:2 Jump forward towards A, leading with the right foot. right cross stance, 오른 꼬아 서기 (oreun kkoa seogi) assisted back-fist strike, 거들어 등주먹 치기 (geodeureo deungjumeok chigi)
7 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) low double blade-hand block, 아래 두손날 몸통 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
8 Move the left foot forwards. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm wedging block, 팔목 헤쳐 막기 (palmok hechyeo makgi)
9:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
9:2 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)
9:3 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
10 Turn to the right and step towards F with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) low double blade-hand block, 아래 두손날 몸통 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
11 Move the right foot forwards. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm wedging block, 팔목 헤쳐 막기 (palmok hechyeo makgi)
12:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
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)
12:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards D with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
14 Move the left foot forwards towards D. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) neck strike, 제비품 목 치기 (jebi-pum mok chigi)
15:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
15:2 Step down towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
16:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
16:2 Step down towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm block to the head, 팔목 얼굴 막기 (palmok eolgul makgi)
17:1 right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
17:2 Step down towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block to the body, 두손날 몸통 막기 (dusonnal momtong makgi)
18 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)
Move the right foot towards the left 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).