Taegeuk O Jang – Son

태극 오장 손 · 太極 五章 巽

Sometimes written Taeguk O Jang, Taeguk Son.

Taegeuk Sa JangTaegeuk Yuk Jang

Interpretation

(son) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents wind, and so symbolises both ferocity and calmness.

Palgwae

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F G H

Number of Movements

20

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 forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
2 Step backwards with the left foot, looking towards F. left stance, 왼 서기 (oen seogi) downward hammer-fist strike, 내려 메주먹 치기 (naeryeo mejumeok chigi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
4 Step backwards with the right foot, looking towards D. right stance, 오른 서기 (oreun seogi) downward hammer-fist strike, 내려 메주먹 치기 (naeryeo mejumeok chigi)
5:1 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner block to the body, 몸통 안 막기 (momtong an makgi)
5:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner block to the body, 몸통 안 막기 (momtong an makgi)
6:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
6:1 Step down towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
6:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) inner block to the body, 몸통 안 막기 (momtong an makgi)
7:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
7:2 Step down towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
7:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner block to the body, 몸통 안 막기 (momtong an makgi)
8 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
9 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot, and step towards B with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) outer blade-hand block, 바깥 손날 막기 (bakkat sonnal makgi)
10 Step forwards towards B with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) high elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
11 Turn to the right and step towards H with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) outer blade-hand block, 바깥 손날 막기 (bakkat sonnal makgi)
12 Step forwards towards H with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) high elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
13:1 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
13:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner block to the body, 안 몸통 막기 (an momtong makgi)
14:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
14:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
14:3 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) inner block to the body, 안 몸통 막기 (an momtong makgi)
15 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
16:1 right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
16:2 Step down towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
17 Turn to the right and step towards G with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
18:1 left side kick, 왼 옆 차기 (oen yeop chagi)
18:2 Step down towards G with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
19:1 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
19:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner block to the body, 안 몸통 막기 (an momtong makgi)
20:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
20:2 Jump towards A, leading with the right foot. cross stance, 꼬아 서기 (kkoa seogi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 치기 (deungjumeok chigi)
Turn to the left, pivoting on 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).