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TAEGEUK 3

 

Taegeuk 3 Jang symbolizes the "Ra", one of the 8 divination signs, which represent "hot and bright". This is to encourage the trainees to harbor a sense of justice and ardor for training. A successful accomplishment of this poomsae will give the trainees a promotion to a blue belt. New actions are sonnal-mok-chigi and sonnal -makki and dwit-kubi stance. This poomsae is characterized by successive makki and chigi, and continued jireugis. Emphasis is laid on the counterattacks against the opponent's chigi. The 6th Kup-grade trainees practice this poomsae.

Movements - 18

READY STANCE: Facing "A"

1. Look left and move left foot into a LEFT WALKING STANCE with a LEFT LOW BLOCK toward "L-1".

2. Execute a RIGHT FRONT SNAP KICK to "L-1" landing in a RIGHT FRONT STANCE with a RIGHT then a LEFT CENTER PUNCH.

3. Look right and move right foot clockwise (180 degrees) into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE with a RIGHT LOW BLOCK toward "R-1".

4. Execute a LEFT FRONT SNAP KICK to "R-1" landing in a LEFT FRONT STANCE with a LEFT then a RIGHT CENTER PUNCH.

5. Look left and move left foot counter-clockwise (90 degrees) toward "A" into a LEFT WALKING STANCE with a RIGHT INWARD PALM-UP KNIFEHAND STRIKE.

6. Step toward "A" into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE with a LEFT INWARD PALM-UP KNIFEHAND STRIKE.

7a. Look left and move left foot toward "L-2" into a LEFT BACK STANCE with a LEFT SINGLE KNIFEHAND BLOCK.

7b. Move left foot out into a LEFT FRONT STANCE with a RIGHT REVERSE PUNCH toward "L-2". 8a. Look right and move right foot into a BACK STANCE toward "R-2" with a RIGHT SINGLE KNIFEHAND BLOCK.

8b. Move right foot out into a RIGHT FRONT STANCE with a LEFT REVERSE PUNCH toward "R-2".

9. Look left and move left foot toward "A" into a LEFT WALKING STANCE with a RIGHT OUT-TO-IN BLOCK.

10. Step toward "A" into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE with a LEFT OUT-TO-IN BLOCK.

11. Pivot on right foot counter-clockwise (270 degrees) into a LEFT WALKING STANCE toward "R-3" with a LEFT LOW BLOCK.

12. Execute a RIGHT FRONT SNAP KICK toward "R-3" landing in a RIGHT FRONT STANCE with a RIGHT then LEFT CENTER PUNCH.

13. Look right, move right foot clockwise (180 degrees) into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE toward "L-3" with a RIGHT LOW BLOCK.

14. Execute a LEFT FRONT SNAP KICK toward "L-3" landing in a LEFT FRONT STANCE with a LEFT then RIGHT CENTER PUNCH.

15. Look left and move left foot into a LEFT WALKING STANCE toward "B" with a LEFT LOW BLOCK then RIGHT REVERSE PUNCH.

16. Step toward "B" into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE with a RIGHT LOW BLOCK then LEFT REVERSE PUNCH.

17. Execute a LEFT FRONT SNAP KICK into a LEFT WALKING STANCE toward "B" with a LEFT LOW BLOCK then RIGHT REVERSE PUNCH.

18. Execute a RIGHT FRONT SNAP KICK into a RIGHT WALKING STANCE toward "B" with a RIGHT LOW BLOCK then LEFT REVERSE PUNCH. YELL!!

PIVOT ON RIGHT FOOT, MOVING LEFT FOOT COUNTER-CLOCKWISE (180 degrees) INTO A READY STANCE FACING "A".