Taekwon-Do Patterns

 

Kwang-Gae

Kwang-Gye is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.

 

 

Number of Moves: 39

Ready Posture: Parallel Stance with a Heaven Hand

Step 1. Bring the left foot to the right foot, forming a close ready stance B toward D, bringing both hands in a circular motion.

Step 2. Move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the right fist. Perform in slow motion.

Step 3. Move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the left fist. Perform in slow motion.

Step 4. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot, and then move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D, at the same time executing a high hooking block to D with the right palm. Perform in a double steppng motion.

Step 5. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a low guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

Step 6. Move the right foot to the side front of the left foot and then move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high hooking block to D with the left palm. Perform in a double stepping motion.

Step 7. Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a low guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

Step 8. Move the left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a high guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

Step 9. Move the right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D while executing a high guarding block to D with a knife-hand.

Step 10. Move the left foot to the side front of the right foot and then turn counter-clockwise, pivoting with the left foot, to form a left walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the right palm. Perform in a slow motion.

Step 11. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion.

Step 12. Execute a low front block with the right knife-hand in a circular motion, hitting the left palm while bringing the left foot to the right foot to form a close stance toward C.

Step 13. Execute a pressing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 12.

Step 14. Execute a middle side piercing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13. Perform 13 and 14 in a consecutive kick.

Step 15. Lower the left foot to E, forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a high inward strike to E with the right knife-hand and bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.

Step 16. Execute a downward strike to E with the left side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the left foot to the right foot.

Step 17. Execute a pressing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 16.

Step 18. Execute a middle side piercing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17. Perform 17 and 18 in a consecutive kick.

Step 19. Lower the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a high inward strike to F with the knife-hand and bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder.

Step 20. Execute a downward strike to F with the right side fist while forming a close stance toward C, pulling the right foot to the left foot.

Step 21. Move the left foot to C, forming a left low stance toward C while executing a pressing block with the right palm. Perform in slow motion.

Step 22. Move the right foot to C, forming a right low stance toward C while executing a pressing block with the left palm. Perform in a slow motion.

Step 23. Move the right foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.

Step 24. Execute a middle block to D with the right double forearm while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot.

Step 25. Execute a low block to D with the left forearm while shifting to C, maintaining a right walking stance toward D, keeping the position of the right hand as it was in 24.

Step 26. Execute a high thrust to D with the right flat fingertip while forming a right low stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D. Perform in slow motion.

Step 27. Move the left foot on lone CD in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist.

Step 28. Execute a middle block to C with the left double forearm while forming a left walking stance toward C, pivoting with the left foot.

Step 29. Execute a low reverse block to C with the right forearm while shifting to D, maintaining a left walking stance toward C, keeping the position of the left hand as it was in 28.

Step 30. Execute a high thrust to C with the left flat fingertip while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

Step 31. Move the right foot to C in a stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high vertical punch to C with a twin fist.

Step 32. Move the left foot to A in a stamping motion, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing an upset punch to A with a twin fist.

Step 33. Execute a middle front snap kick to A with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 32.

Step 34. Lower the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to A to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a middle guarding block to B with a knife-hand.

Step 35. Move the left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a high punch to B with the left fist.

Step 36. Move the right foot to B in stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing an upset punch to B with a twin fist.

Step 37. Execute a middle front snap kick to B with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 36.

Step 38. Lower the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to B to form a right L-stance toward A at the same time executing a middle guarding block to A with a knife-hand.

Step 39. Move the right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a high punch to A with the right fist.

End: Bring the foot back to a ready position