Questions

1) What is a pattern?

A pattern is a series of offensive and defensive movements against an imaginary opponent or opponents. Starting and finishing on the same spot.

2) How many patterns do you know?

Two. (Chon-Ji and Dan-Gun)
(Remember Four directional punch / block are known as exercises not patterns)

3) Name the pattern you have learnt and how many moves it has?

Dan Gun and it has 21 moves.

4) What is the meaning of the pattern you have learnt?

Dan Gun is named after the holy Dan Gun who was the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 B.C.

5) Where should your fist finish if you were punching High (Nopunde)?

Your eye level.

6) Where should your fist finish if you were punching Middle (Kaunde)?

Your shoulder level.

7) Where should your fist finish if you were punching Low (Najunde)?

Your belt level.

8) Describe an 'inside' block (an makgi).

An 'inside' block (an makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg blocks to the inside of the attackers arm or leg.

9) Describe an 'outside' block (bakkat makgi).

An 'outside' block (bakkat makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg blocks to the outside of the attackers arm or leg..

10) Describe an 'inward' block (annuro makgi).

An 'inward' block (annuro makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg travels in towards the centre of their body to stop the attackers technique.

11) Describe an 'outward' block (bakuro makgi).

An 'outward' block (bakuro makgi) is when the defenders arm or leg travels away from the centre of their body to stop the attackers technique.

12) When performing Twin forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi) which is the 'primary block' and why?

In Twin forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi) the 'primary block' is the middle section block. It is known as the 'primary block' because you finish looking in this direction implying that this is the more important block of the two.

13) Where does this 'primary blocking' hand begin, on the 'inside' (closest to the body) or 'outside' (furthest from the body)?

The 'primary blocking' hand begins on the 'inside' (closest to the body).

14) Can you show the following movements?

  • Knifehand Guarding Block (Sonkal Daebi Magki)
  • Twin Forearm block (Sang Palmok Makgi)
  • Knifehand Side Strike (Sonkal Yop Taerigi)

Practical

1) Walking stance front snap kick, obverse punch, reverse punch

2) Walking stance outer forearm low block, rising block

3) Three step sparring

4) Pattern Dan-Gun see patterns

5) Pattern Chon-Ji see patterns

* Note this is the minimum requirement for this grade, you may be asked to perform other techniques learnt during class.