Taegeuk Sa Jang – Jin

태극 사장 진 · 太極 四章 震

Sometimes written Taeguk Sa Jang, Taeguk Jin.

Taegeuk Sam JangTaegeuk O Jang

Interpretation

(jin) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents thunder, and so power and dignity.

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. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
2 Step forwards towards F with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) left downward palm block and right spearhand strike, 오른 손끝 치기 (oreun sonkkeut chigi)
3 Turn to the right and step towards D with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
4 Step forwards towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) right downward palm block and left spearhand strike, 왼 손끝 치기 (oen sonkkeut chigi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) left blade-hand block to the head and right blade-hand strike to the neck, 왼 손날 얼굴 막기 과 오른 손날 목 치기 (oen sonnal eolgul makgi gwa oreun sonnal mok chigi)
6:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
6:2 Step down towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
7 left side kick, 왼 옆 차기 (oen yeop chagi)
8:1 Step forwards towards A with the left foot. right side kick, 오른 옆 차기 (oreun yeop chagi)
8:2 Step down towards A with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
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 forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
10:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
10:2 Step down backwards with the right foot, looking towards B. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
11 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot, and step towards H with the right foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) outer forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
12:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
12:2 Step down backwards with the left foot, looking towards H. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
13 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) left blade-hand block to the head and right blade-hand strike to the neck, 왼 손날 얼굴 막기 과 오른 손날 목 치기 (oen sonnal eolgul makgi gwa oreun sonnal mok chigi)
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) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
15 Turn to the left and step towards C with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
16 left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
17 Turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot, and step towards G with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
18 right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
19:1 Turn to the left and step towards E with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
19:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
19:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
20:1 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) inner forearm block, 안 팔목 막기 (an palmok makgi)
20:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
20:3 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) reverse punch to the body, 반대 몸통 지르기 (bandae momtong jireugi)
Turn to the left, pivoting 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 3 월 30 일 (4350, Month 3 Day 30) (25 May 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).