Taegeuk I Jang – Tae

태극 이장 태 · 太極 二章 兌

Sometimes written Taeguk I Jang, Taeguk Tae.

Taegeuk Il JangTaegeuk Sam Jang

Interpretation

(tae) is the second of the eight trigrams. This form represents inner hardness and outer softness.

Palgwae

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F G H

Number of Movements

18

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
1 Turn to the left and step towards F with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
2 Step forwards towards F with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 몸통 반대 지르기 (momtong bandae jireugi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
4 Step forwards towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 몸통 반대 지르기 (momtong bandae jireugi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
6 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
7 Turn to the left and step towards G with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
8:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
8:2 Step down towards G with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the head, 얼굴 반대 지르기 (eolgul bandae jireugi)
9 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
10:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
10:2 Step down towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the head, 얼굴 반대 지르기 (eolgul bandae jireugi)
11 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
12 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
14 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot to look towards H. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) forearm block to the body, 팔목 몸통 막기 (palmok momtong makgi)
15 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
16:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
16:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) reverse punch to the body, 몸통 반대 지르기 (momtong bandae jireugi)
17:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
17:2 Step down towards E with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) reverse punch to the body, 몸통 반대 지르기 (momtong bandae jireugi)
18:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
18:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) reverse punch to the body, 몸통 반대 지르기 (momtong bandae jireugi)
Turn to the left, pivot on the right foot, and move the left foot to the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)

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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).