Taegeuk Sam Jang – Ri

태극 삼장 리 · 太極 三章 離

Sometimes written Taeguk Sam Jang, Taeguk Ri, Taeguk Li.

Taegeuk I JangTaegeuk Sa Jang

Interpretation

(ri) is the third of the eight trigrams and represents fire. This form represents enthusiasm for training.

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 walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
2:2 Step down towards F with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) double punch to the body, 몸통 두번 지르기 (momtong dubeon 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)
4:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
4:2 Step down towards D with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) double punch to the body, 몸통 두번 지르기 (momtong dubeon jireugi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) blade-hand strike, 손날 치기 (sonnal chigi)
6 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) blade-hand strike, 손날 치기 (sonnal chigi)
7 Turn to the left and step towards G with the left foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) single blade-hand outer block to the body, 한손날 몸통 바깥 막기 (hansonnal momtong bakkat makgi)
8 Move the left foot forwards towards G. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르지 (momtong baro jireugi)
9 Turn to the right and move the right foot to look towards C. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) single blade-hand outer block to the body, 한손날 몸통 바깥 막기 (hansonnal momtong bakkat makgi)
10 Move the right foot forwards towards C. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르지 (momtong baro jireugi)
11 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)
12 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)
13 Turn to the left, pivot on the right foot, and step towards B with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
14:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
14:2 Step down towards B with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) double punch to the body, 몸통 두번 지르기 (momtong dubeon jireugi)
15 Turn to the right and step towards H with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
16:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
16:2 Step down towards H with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) double punch to the body, 몸통 두번 지르기 (momtong dubeon jireugi)
17:1 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)
17:2 left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르기 (momtong baro jireugi)
18:1 Step forwards towards E with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
18:2 right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르기 (momtong baro jireugi)
19:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
19:2 Step down towards E with the left foot. left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
19:3 left walking stance, 왼 앞 서기 (oen ap seogi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르기 (momtong baro jireugi)
20:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
20:2 Step down towards E with the right foot. right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
20:3 right walking stance, 오른 앞 서기 (oreun ap seogi) punch to the body, 몸통 바로 지르기 (momtong baro 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 7 월 29 일 (4350, Month 7 Day 29) (19 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).