Taegeuk Chil Jang – Gan

태극 칠장 간 · 太極 七章 艮

Sometimes written Taeguk Chil Jang, Taeguk Kan.

Taegeuk Yuk JangTaegeuk Pal Jang

Interpretation

(gan) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents the mountains, and so this form symbolises wisdom and firmness.

Palgwae

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F G H

Number of Movements

22

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
1 Turn to the left and step towards F with the left foot. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) obverse inner palm block, 바로 안 바탕손 막기 (baro an batangson makgi)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
2:2 Step down backwards with the right foot. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) reverse inner forearm block, 반대 안 팔목 막기 (bandae an palmok makgi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) obverse inner palm block, 바로 안 바탕손 막기 (baro an batangson makgi)
4:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
4:2 Step down backwards with the left foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) reverse inner forearm block, 반대 안 팔목 막기 (bandae an palmok makgi)
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) low double blade-hand block, 아래 두손날 막기 (arae dusonnal makgi)
7:1 Turn to the left and step towards G with the left foot. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) obverse inner palm block, 바로 안 바탕손 막기 (baro an batangson makgi)
7:2 right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) obverse back-fist strike, 오른 등주먹 치기 (oreun deungjumeok chigi)
8:1 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) obverse inner palm block, 바로 안 바탕손 막기 (baro an batangson makgi)
8:2 left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) obverse back-fist strike, 오른 등주먹 치기 (oreun deungjumeok chigi)
9 Move the left foot to the right foot, looking towards A. closed stance, 모아 서기 (moa seogi)
10:1 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) scissor block, 가위 막기 (gawi makgi)
10:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) scissor block, 가위 막기 (gawi makgi)
11:1 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) scissor block, 가위 막기 (gawi makgi)
11:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) scissor block, 가위 막기 (gawi makgi)
12 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot, and step towards B with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) wedging block, 헤쳐 막기 (hechyeo makgi)
13:1 right knee strike, 오른 무릎 차기 (oreun mureup chagi)
13:2 Step forwards towards B with the right foot, then move the left foot behind it. right cross stance, 오른 꼬아 서기 (oreun kkoa seogi) double upset punch, 두주먹 젖혀 지르기 (dujumeok jeothyeo jireugi)
14 Step backwards towards H with the left foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low cross block, 아래 엇걸어 막기 (arae eotgeoreo makgi)
15 Turn to the right and step towards H with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) wedging block, 헤쳐 막기 (hechyeo makgi)
16:1 left knee strike, 왼 무릎 차기 (oen mureup chagi)
16:2 Step forwards towards H with the left foot, then move the right foot behind it. left cross stance, 왼 꼬아 서기 (oen kkoa seogi) double upset punch, 두주먹 젖혀 지르기 (dujumeok jeothyeo jireugi)
17 Step backwards towards B with the right foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low cross block, 아래 엇걸어 막기 (arae eotgeoreo makgi)
18 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
19:1 right inner crescent kick to left palm, 오른 반달 안 차기 (oreun bandal an chagi)
19:2 Step down towards E with the right foot, looking towards C. riding stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right elbow front strike to left palm, 오른 팔굽 앞 치기 (oreun palgup ap chigi)
20 Step towards E with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
21:1 left inner crescent kick to right palm, 왼 반달 안 차기 (oen bandal an chagi)
21:2 Step down towards E with the left foot, looking towards G. riding stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) left elbow front strike to right palm, 왼 팔굽 앞 치기 (oen palgup ap chigi)
21:3 riding stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) outer blade-hand block, 손날 바깥 막기 (sonnal bakkat makgi)
22 Step towards E with the right foot. riding stance, 주춤 서기 (juchum seogi) right side punch to the body, 오른 몸통 옆 지르기 (oreun momtong yeop jireugi)
Move the left foot to the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)

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The date today is,

4350 년 4 월 28 일 (4350, Month 4 Day 28) (22 June 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).