Red Tag

 

Pattern:- Toi-Gye Tul (37 movements). 

 

Toi-Gye is the pseudonym of the 16th century scholar Yi Hwang, who was an authority on neo-Confucianism. The 37 movements represent his birthplace on the 37th degree latitude and the diagram represents scholar. 

 

Belt:- Red

 

Red belt signifies danger, cautioning the opponent to stay away and for the practioner to exercise caution. It also shows an increasing knowledge and ability in Tae Kwon-Do.  

 

Origins of Toi-Gye

 

Yi-Hwang was born in On-gye-ri in North Kyongsang Province on November 25, 1501. At the age of six, he started to learn the Book of One Thousand Letters, and aged twelve he learned the Analects of Confucius from his uncle. Aged nineteen, he obtained the two-volume Songni Taejon, a great book on neo-Confucianism by Hu Guang, and experienced a process of great awakening. 

 

He went to Seoul aged twenty three to study at the National Academy, and graduated with top honours aged thirty three, and began working for the government. His integrity made him relentless as he took part in purges of corrupt government officials. 

 

In 1549, he retired back to his home and lived there until his death, justifying his chosen pen name (Toi-Gye means "retreating stream"). There he began to build the Tosan Sowon, a private Confucian academy, but unfortunately he died before its completion in 1574. However, the academy survived and is still in use to this day. 

 

Theory and Terminology

 

 

Closed ready stance B                                  MOA JUNBI SOGI B

Upset fingertip trust                                    DWIJIBO SONKUT TULGI

Waist block                                                   HORI MAKGI

Backfist strike                                               DUNG JOOMUK TAERIGI

X fist pressing block                                    KYOCHA JOOMUK NOOLO MAKGI Twin vertical punch                                    SANG SEWO JURIGI

W shaped block                                            SANG MAKGI

Double forearm pushing block                  DOO PALMOK MIRO MAKGI

Grasp                                                              GAPCHI

Knee kick                                                       MOORUP CHAGI

Flat fingertip thrust                                     OPUN SONKUT TULGI

 

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