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TAEGEUK 8

 

Taegeuk 8 Jang symbolizes the "Kon", one of the 8 divination signs, which represents "Yin" and earth, meaning the root and settlement and also the beginning and the end. This is the last of the 8 Taegeuk poomsaes, which may enable the trainees to undergo the Dan [black belt] promotion test. New movements are dubal-dangsong-bakkat-palmok-momtong-kodureo-bakkat-makki, twio-chagi, and palkup-dollyo-chigi. Emphasis must be laid on the accuracy of stepping and the difference between jumping-over kick and dubal-dangsong [alternate jumping kick in the air]. The 1st Kup-graders practice this poomsae.

Movements - 23

READY STANCE: Facing "A"

1A-1B. Move left foot forward into a BACK STANCE toward -A- with a forearm guarding block; Immediately shift left foot into a FRONT STANCE with a right reverse punch to middle level.

2A-2D. Execute a left jumping front kick landing in a left FRONT STANCE; execute a left out-to-in block; right punch; left punch (perform quickly).

3. Step forward into a right FRONT STANCE with a right punch to middle level.

4. Move left foot counter-clockwise 90 degrees into a right FRONT STANCE facing L-3; execute a high right in-to-out block with a left down block and look toward R-3.

5. DO NOT MOVE THE POSITION OF FEET---JUST PIVOT 180 DEGREES to face R-3 in a left FRONT STANCE; execute a right uppercut while striking right shoulder with left hammerfist.

6A-6B. Step left foot across in front of right foot; Step right foot toward L-3, facing R-3 in a FRONT STANCE; execute a high left in-to-out block and a right down block looking toward L-3.

7. DO NOT MOVE THE POSITION OF THE FEET---JUST PIVOT 180 DEGREES to face L-3 in a FRONT STANCE; execute a left uppercut while striking left shoulder with right hammerfist.

8. Pivot on left foot while moving right foot 90 degrees counter-clockwise into a BACK STANCE toward -A- with a twin knifehand block.

9. Shift left foot into a FRONT STANCE and execute a right reverse punch to middle level.

10A-10B. Execute a right front snap kick; bring right foot back to left foot then step back with left foot into a right TIGER STANCE with a right palm across pressing block.

11.Pivot 90 degrees counter-clockwise into a TIGER STANCE toward L-2 with a twin knifehand block.

12A-12B. Execute a left forekick to middle level; Move kicking foot into a FRONT STANCE with a right reverse punch toward L-2.

13. Pull left foot back into a TIGER STANCE with a left palm across block toward L-2.

14. Pivot 180 degrees clockwise toward R-2 into a right TIGER STANCE with a twin knifehand block.

15A-15B. Execute a right forekick to middle level toward R-2; Move kicking foot into a FRONT STANCE with a left reverse punch toward R-2.

16. Pull right foot back into a TIGER STANCE with a right palm across block toward R-2.

17. Move right foot 90 degrees clockwise toward -B- into a BACK STANCE with a low level twin forearm guarding block.

18A-18D. Execute a left front kick then right jumping front kick toward -B- landing in a right FRONT STANCE; Execute a right out-to-in block then left reverse punch then right straight punch to middle level and yell.

19. Pivot on right foot, moving left foot 270 degrees counter-clockwise into a BACK STANCE toward L-1 with a left knifehand block.

20 - 21A - 21B. Shift left foot into a FRONT STANCE toward L-1 with a right elbow strike, right backfist and left straight punch to middle level.

22. Pivot on left foot, moving right foot 180 degrees clockwise into a BACK STANCE toward R-1 with a right knifehand block.

23 - 24A -24B. Shift right foot into a FRONT STANCE toward R-1 with a left elbow strike, left backfist and right straight punch.

MOVE LEFT FOOT TO RIGHT FOOT AND RETURN TO READY POSITION FACING -A-.