Taegeuk Yuk Jang – Gam

태극 육장 감 · 太極 六章 坎

Sometimes written Taeguk Yuk Jang, Taeguk Gam, Taeguk Kam, Taeguk Yook Jang.

Taegeuk O JangTaegeuk Chil Jang

Interpretation

(gam) is one of the eight trigrams. It represents water, which symbolises flowing motion.

Palgwae

Floor Diagram

A B C D E F G H

Number of Movements

19

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)
2:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
2:2 Step down backwards with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) outer forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
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)
4:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
4:2 Step down backwards with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) outer forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
5 Turn to the left and step towards A with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse outer blade-hand block to the head, 바로 바깥 손날 얼굴 막기 (baro bakkat sonnal eolgul makgi)
6:1 right turning kick, 오른 돌려 차기 (oreun dollyeo chagi)
6:2 Step down towards A with the right foot, then turn to the left and step towards G with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
6:3 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
7:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
7:2 Step down towards G with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
8:1 Turn to the right and step towards C with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) block to the head, 얼굴 막기 (eolgul makgi)
8:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
9:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
9:2 Step down towards C with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
10 Turn to the left to look towards A, pivoting on the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)
11 Step forwards towards A with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse outer blade-hand block to the head, 바로 바깥 손날 얼굴 막기 (baro bakkat sonnal eolgul makgi)
12:1 left turning kick, 왼 돌려 차기 (oen dollyeo chagi)
12:2 Step down towards A with the left foot, then turn to the right, pivoting on the left foot, and step towards H with the right foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
13:1 left front kick, 왼 앞 차기 (oen ap chagi)
13:2 Step down backwards with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) outer forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
14 Turn to the left and step towards B with the left foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) low block, 아래 막기 (arae makgi)
15:1 right front kick, 오른 앞 차기 (oreun ap chagi)
15:2 Step down backwards with the right foot. right back stance, 오른 뒷굽이 (oreun dwitgubi) outer forearm block, 바깥 팔목 막기 (bakkat palmok makgi)
16 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)
17 Step backwards towards E with the left foot. left back stance, 왼 뒷굽이 (oen dwitgubi) double blade-hand block, 두손날 막기 (dusonnal makgi)
18:1 Step backwards towards E with the right foot. left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) inner palm block, 안 바탕손 막기 (an batangson makgi)
18:2 left forward stance, 왼 앞굽이 (oen apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
19:1 Step backwards towards E with the left foot. right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) inner palm block, 안 바탕손 막기 (an batangson makgi)
19:2 right forward stance, 오른 앞굽이 (oreun apgubi) obverse punch to the body, 바로 몸통 지르기 (baro momtong jireugi)
Step backwards with the right foot. ready stance, 준비 서기 (junbi seogi)

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Korean Date

The date today is,

4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 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).