3rd Kup

3rd Kup

What does Red Belt Signify?

Red Belt signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.


When is Korean for 1-step sparring?

Ilbo Matsoki


Why do we jump into ‘X’ Stance in Toi Gye Tul?

To avoid a stick swung beneath legs horizontal to the ground.


What is the Red Tag Pattern?

Toi Gye Tul


What is the meaning of Toi Gye Tul & how many movements does it have?

Toi Gye is the pen name of the 16th Century scholar Yi Wang who was regarded as an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements represent his birthplace on a 37-degree latitude. The pattern diagram of Toi Gye represents calligraphy for scholar.

37 Movements.


Korean Translations
Flying Twimyo
Jumping Twigi
Knife Hand Low Guarding Block Sonkal Najunde Daebi Makgi
‘X’ Fist Pressing Block Kyocha Joomuk Noollo Makgi
Inner Forearm Middle Block An Palmok Kaunde Makgi
Palm Inward Pushing Block Sonbadak Anaero Miro Makgi
Inner Forearm Circular Block An Palmok Dollimyo Makgi
Outer Forearm ‘W’ Shape Block Bakat Palmok San Makgi
Double Forearm Pushing Block Doo Palmok Miro Makgi
‘X’ Fist Pressing Block Kyocha Joomuk Noollo Makgi
Upset Fingertip Thrust Dwijibun Sonkut Tulgi
Flat Fingertip Thrust Opun Sonkut Tulgi
Side Punch Yop Jirugi
Twin Vertical Punch Sang Sewo Jirugi
Knife Hand Inward Strike Sonkal Anaero Taerigi
Knee Kick Moorup Chagi
Back Kick Dwit Chagi
Head Mori
Waist Hori
Closed Ready Stance Moa Junbi Sogi
Bending Ready Stance Guburyo Junbi Sogi
Fixed Stance Gojung Sogi
Vertical Stance Soo Jik Sogi
‘X’ Stance Kyocha Sogi