1st Degree Black Belt

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English - Korean
Attacking Techniques
Pressing Kick Noollo Chagi
Downward Side Fist Strike Naeryo Yop Joomuk Taerigi
Back Elbow Thrust Dwit Palkup Tulgi
Horizontal Punch Soopyong Jirugi
Low Twisting Kick Bituro Najunde Chagi
Back Fist Front Strike Dung Joomuk Ap Taerigi
Middle Knuckle Fist Punch Joongji Joomuk Jirugi
Defending Techniques
Knifehand High Guarding Block Sonkal Nopunde Daebi Makgi
Knifehand Low Front Block Sonkal Najunde Ap Makgi
Forefist Pressing Block Ap Joomuk Noollo Makgi
Inner Forearm Wedging Block An Palmok Hechyo Makgi
U-Shape Grasp Digutja Japgi
Palm Scooping Block Sonbadak Duro Makgi
9-Shape Block Gutja Makgi
Double Arc-hand Block Doo Bandalson Makgi
Parallel Stance with Heaven Hand Narani So Hanulson
One-leg Stance Waebal Sogi
Under Forearm Mitpalmok
Finger Belly Songarak Badak

KWANG-GAE Tul (39 Movements): KWANG-GAE is named after the famous Kwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory. The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.

PO-EUN Tul (36 Movements): PO-EUN is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.

GE-BAEK Tul (44 Movements): GE-BAEK is named after Ge-Baek, a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.

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