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Palgwae forms are an older set of poomsae (forms) originall used by the Korean Taekwondo Association in the late 1960s. In the early 1970s these were replaced by the modern taegeuk forms that are still in use in Kukkiwon/ WTF-style taekwondo for all color belts (belts below black).

The palgwae forms are:

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Palgwe 2 jang 팔괘 2 장00:49

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Palgwe Ee Jang-001:27

Palgwe Ee Jang-0

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Written Instructions Edit

  • Begin from ready stance (junbi seogi).
  • 1. Move the left foot to turn 90 left into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi) and execute a Left High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 2a. With the left foot fixed, execute a Right Front Kick (oreunbal apchagi).
  • 2b. Set the right foot down into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • 3. Step right with the right foot to turn 180 clockwise into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 4a. With the right foot fixed, execute a Left Front Kick (wenbal apchagi).
  • 4b. Set the left foot down into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi), execute a Left Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • 5. Moving the left foot, turn 90 into Right Back Stance (i.e., left foot forward, oreun dwitkubi) and execute a Double Knifehand Low Block (sonnal arrae makgi).
  • 6. Moving the right foot, step forward into Left Back Stance (i.e., right foot forward, wen dwitkubi) and execute a Double Knifehand Block (sonnal momtong makgi).
  • 7. Moving the left foot, step forward into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi) and execute a Left High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 8. Moving the right foot, step forward into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right Punch (momtong bandae jireugi). Kihap.
  • 9. Step way back with the left foot to turn 270 counterclockwise to the rear into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi) and execute a Left High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 10a. With the left foot fixed, execute a Right Front Kick (oreunbal apchagi).
  • 10b. Set the right foot down into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi), execute a Right Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • 11. Step right with the right foot to turn 180 clockwise to the rear into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 12a. With the right foot fixed, execute a Left Front Kick (wenbal apchagi).
  • 12b. Set the left foot down into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi), execute a Left Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • 13. Step left with the left foot to turn 90 counterclockwise into Right Back Stance (i.e., left foot forward, oreun dwitkubi) and execute an Augmented Low Block (kudureo arae makgi).
  • 14. Step forward into Left Back Stance (i.e., right foot forward, wen dwitkubi) and execute an Augmented Outward Block (kudureo momtong makgi).
  • 15. Step forward into Right Back Stance (i.e., left foot forward, oreun dwitkubi) and execute a Left Inner-Forearm Outside Block (momtong makgi). (Note: some schools teach an Inward Block here instead.)
  • 16. Step forward into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right Punch (momtong bandae jireugi). Kihap.
  • 17. Step way back with the left foot to turn 270 counterclockwise into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi) and execute a Left High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 18a. With the left foot fixed, execute a Right Front Kick (oreunbal apchagi).
  • 18b. Set the right foot down into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi), execute a Right Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • 19. Step right with the right foot to turn 180 clockwise into Right Front Stance (oreun apkubi) and execute a Right High Block (i.e., upward block, olgul makgi).
  • 20a. With the right foot fixed, execute a Left Front Kick (wenbal apchagi).
  • 20b. Set the left foot down into Left Front Stance (wen apkubi), execute a Left Punch (momtong bandae jireugi).
  • Moving the left foot, return to ready stance. If you did everything right, you should wind up back where you started.

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