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Blue Belt with Brown Stripe:

Tae Geuk Chil Jang (7)
Students must learn this form for promotion to 2nd Gup / Brown Belt

GAHN

The symbol of Tae Geuk Chil Jang is Gahn meaning mountain. A mountain is the spirit of firmness and strength. At this level the practitioner's dedication to training starts firmly rooting in the heart. The meaning of self-improvement through Taekwondo becomes deeper daily. Therefore, it is recommended that you reexamine all of the learned skills so that the foundation of skills is strongly secured. You may experience some difficulties and obstacles mentally and physically. Effort is required to get through this stage. New techniques are double knifehand low section block, scissors block, knee strike, middle section opening block, cross block, side punch, tiger stance and horse-riding stance. Powerful and articulate execution is required in single movements and smooth transitions are necessary in combination techniques.
This form is for the 2nd Gup.
There are 25 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 Chil Jang:
•    Start in the Ready or "Joon Bi" stance
•    Turn left 90 degrees into left cat stance, right crossing palm block
•    Right front kick, return to left cat stance, left inside block
•    Turn right 180 degrees into right cat stance, left crossing palm block Left front kick, return to cat stance, right inside block
•    Turn left 90 degrees, move into left back stance, left double knife hand low block
•    Step forward into right back stance, right double knife hand low block
•    Turn left 90 degrees, move into left cat stance, right crossing palm block, reverse backfist to nose (with same right hand), left fist remains palm down under right elbow
•    Turn right 180 degrees into right cat stance, left crossing palm block, reverse backfist to nose (with same left hand), right fist remains palm down under left elbow
•    Turn left 90 degrees, place left foot next to right foot, bring both hands into a chamber position on your belt with palms up, left hand grabs right fist at stomach level, slowly extend your arms outwards to chest level (attention stance or standing mediation)
•    Step forward with left foot into left front stance, double scissor block (left arm does an outside block and right hand does a low block at same time), reverse scissor block (right outside block and left low block)
•    Step forward with right foot into right foot stance, double scissor block (right outside block, left low block), reverse double scissor block (left outside block, right low block)
•    Moving left foot, turn left 270 degrees into left front stance and do a double outside block (breaking your opponent's grip on your neck or shoulders)
•    In front stance, reach up and grab head of your imaginary opponent with both hands, bring hands down & bring right knee up (knee strike to opponent's head), hop forward land with right foot with left foot crossed behind, throw a double uppercut (palm up) to opponent's ribs, move left leg back and go into right front stance, double crossed low block
•    Move right foot, turn right 180 degrees into right front stance, double outside block (breaking your opponent's grip on your neck or shoulders)
•    In front stance, reach up and grab head of your imaginary opponent with both hands, bring hands down & bring left knee up (knee strike to opponent's head), hop forward land with left foot with right foot crossed behind, throw a double uppercut (palm up) to opponent's ribs, move right leg back and go into left front stance, double crossed low block
•    Turn left 90 degrees, move left foot into left front stance, left backfist to temple (chamber backfist above right shoulder)
•    Open left fist, right crescent kick slapping palm of left hand with the sole of your right foot, land in a right horse stance, right elbow strike into open palm of your left hand
•    Move into right walking stance, right backfist to temple (chamber backfist above left shoulder)
•    Open right fist, left crescent kick slapping palm of right hand with the sole of your left foot, land in a left horse stance, left elbow strike into open palm of your right hand
•    Left foot into left back stance, left single knife hand middle block
•    Step forward into right horse stance, right side punch, "Kihap!"
•    When the Instructor says "Bah Ro", turn and face the Instructor.



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