Taegeuk Pal Jang – Gon

태극 팔장 곤 · 太極 八章 坤

Sometimes written Taeguk Pal Jang, Taeguk Gon, Taeguk Kon.

Taegeuk Chil Jang

Interpretation

(gon) is one of the eight trigrams. It symbolises the earth.

Palgwae

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F G H

Number of Movements

24

Movements

Number Transition Stance Technique
ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
1 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double forearm block, 두팔목 막기 (dupalmok makgi)
2 Move the left foot forwards. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
3:1 left jumping front kick, 왼 뛰어 앞 차기 (oen ttwieo ap chagi)
3:2 Land looking towards A. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) forearm inner block, 팔목 안 막기 (palmok an makgi)
3:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
3:4 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
4 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)
5 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot, and step towards B with the left foot, but angled towards G. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) diamond block, 금강 막기 (geumgang makgi)
6 Turn to the left to look towards B. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) upward punch, 치 지르기 (chi jireugi)
7 Turn to the right and step towards H with the left foot, crossing in front of the right foot. right cross stance, 오른 꼬아 서기 (oreun kkoa seogi)
8 Step towards H with the right foot, but angle towards C. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) diamond block, 금강 막기 (geumgang makgi)
9 Turn to the right to look towards H right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) upward punch, 치 지르기 (chi jireugi)
10 Turn to the left and step backwards towards E with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
11 Move the left foot towards A. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
12:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
12:2 Step backwards towards E with the right foot, and then again with the left foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) palm inner block, 바탕손 안 막기 (batangson an makgi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards G with the left foot. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
14:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
14:2 Step down towards G with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
15 Move the left foot backwards. right tiger stance, 오른 범 서기 (oreun beom seogi) palm inner block, 바탕손 안 막기 (batangson an makgi)
16 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
17:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
17:2 Step down towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
18 Move the right foot backwards. left tiger stance, 왼 범 서기 (oen beom seogi) palm inner block, 바탕손 안 막기 (batangson an makgi)
19 Turn to the right and step towards E with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) low double forearm block, 아래 두팔목 막기 (arae dupalmok makgi)
20:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
20:2 right jumping front kick, 오른 뛰어 앞 차기 (oreun ttwieo ap chagi)
20:3 Land looking towards E. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) forearm inner block to the body, 팔목 몸통 안 막기 (palmok momtong an makgi)
20:4 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) double punch to the body, 두번 몸통 지르기 (dubeon momtong jireugi)
21 Turn to the left, pivoting on the right foot, to look towards F. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) single blade-hand outer block, 한손날 바깥 막기 (hansonnal bakkat makgi)
22:1 Move the left foot forwards. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
22:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 때리기 (deungjumeok ttaerigi)
22:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
23 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) single blade-hand outer block, 한손날 바깥 막기 (hansonnal bakkat makgi)
24:1 Move the right foot forwards. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) elbow strike, 팔굽 치기 (palgup chigi)
24:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) back-fist strike, 등주먹 때리기 (deungjumeok ttaerigi)
24:3 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
Move the left foot to the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)

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