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Green Belt with Blue Stripe:

Tae Geuk Oh Jang (5)
Students must learn this form for promotion to 4th Gup / Blue Belt:

SOHN
 
The symbol of Tae geuk Oh Jang is Sohn meaning the wind. The wind is so gentle when it is a breeze and devastating when it becomes a hurricane. Human power can also be used either way. Tae geuk Oh Jang is designed to develop the inner energy and kinetic force of the body with the application of the two opposite phenomena of nature. New movements are hammer fist, elbow strike, sidekick with side punch, and jumping cross stance. Special attention should be paid to striking a specific target area with the elbow.
This form is for the 4th Gup.
There are 20 movements.

The Tae Geuk poomse are meant to follow all eight trigrams with a pattern of three linear lines in plain view. The attempt is made to equate each form with one of the eight primary trigrams as a way to underpin the philosophy of tae kwon do to forms practice.

Harmony is created by balance between two opposing forces.

Tae Geuk Oh Jang:
•    Start in the Ready or "Joon Bi" stance
•    Turn left into front stance, left low block
•    Left foot comes back next to the right foot, left hand hammer fist downwards
•    Turn right into right front stance, right hand low block
•    Right foot comes back next to the left foot, right hand hammer fist downwards
•    Advance forward into left front stance, left inside block, right inside block
•    Right foot front kick into right front stance, right hand backfist, left inside block
•    Left foot front kick into left front stance, left hand backfist, right inside block
•    Advance right foot forward into right front stance, right hand backfist
•    Moving left foot, turn 270 degrees to the left into left back stance, knife hand middle block with left hand
•    Step into right front stance, right elbow strike
•    Moving right foot, turn 180 degrees all the way to the right into right back stance, knife hand middle block
•    Step into left front stance, left elbow strike
•    Turn left 90 degrees into left front stance, left hand low block, right inside block
•    Right foot kick into right front stance, right hand low block, left inside block
•    Turn left 90 degrees into left front stance, left high block
•    Right side kick and right hand punch together into right front stance, left elbow into open right hand
•    Turn right 180 degrees into right front stance, right high block
•    Left side kick and left hand punch together into left front stance, right elbow strike into open left hand
•    Turn left 90 degrees into left front stance, left low block, right inside block
•    Right front kick, hop forward and land in a twist stance while executing a right backfist to the nose.
•    The right foot is flat and the left foot should be on the ball of foot, yell "Kihap"!
•    When the Instructor says "Bah Ro", turn and face the Instructor.



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