Po-Eun

Number of Movements: 36

Advancement: This is the pattern required to advance from 1st Degree Black Belt to 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Meaning of Pattern: Po-Eun is the pseudonym of the 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 unbending loyalty to his king and country towards the end of the Koryo dynasty.

Po-Eun pattern - Taekwondo

It begins in a PARALLEL STANCE WITH HEAVEN HAND

The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D.

1. Move the left foot to B, forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a middle guarding block to B with the forearm.

2. Pull the right foot to the left knee joint to form a left one-leg stance toward D, at the same time lifting both fists while turning the face toward A.

3. Execute a pressing kick to A with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 2.

4. Lower the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to A with the right knife-hand.

5. Execute an angle punch with the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

6. Execute a pressing block with the left, fore fist while executing a side front block with the right inner forearm, maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

7. Execute a pressing block with the right fore fist and a side front block with the left inner forearm while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

8. Execute a middle wedging block with the inner forearm while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

9. Thrust to C with the right back elbow supporting the right fore fist with the left palm keeping the face as it was in 8 while maintaining a sitting stance towards D.

10. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist slipping the left palm up to the right elbow joint while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

11. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left fore fist with right palm, keeping the face as it was in 10 while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

12. Execute a right horizontal punch to A while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

Perform 6 through 12 in a continuous motion.

13. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a right X-stance toward D while executing a low front block to D with the right outer forearm and bringing the left finger belly on the right under forearm.

14. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A at the same time executing a U-shape grasp to A.

15. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward D while executing a horizontal thrust with a twin elbow, turning the face toward B.

Perform in slow motion.

16. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist and extending the left arm to the side downward.

17. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a left X-stance toward D while executing a low front block with the left outer forearm and bringing the right finger belly to the left side fist.

18. Move the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a low guarding block to B with a reverse knife-hand.

19. Execute a forearm middle guarding block to A while forming a left L-stance toward A pivoting with left foot.

20. Pull the left foot to the right knee joint to form a right one-leg stance toward D, at the same time lifting both fists while turning the face toward B.

21. Execute a pressing kick to B with the left foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 20.

22. Lower the left foot to B to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle side strike to B with the left knife-hand.

23. Execute an angle punch with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

24. Execute a pressing block with the right, fore fist while executing a side front block with the left inner forearm, maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

25. Execute a pressing block with the left fore fist and a side front block with the right inner forearm while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

26. Execute a middle wedging block with the inner forearm while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

27. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left fore fist with the right palm keeping the face as it was in 26 while maintaining a sitting stance towards D.

28. Execute a middle punch to D with the left fist slipping the right palm up to the left elbow joint while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

29. Thrust to C with the right back elbow supporting the right fore fist with left palm, keeping the face as it was in 28 while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

30. Execute a left horizontal punch to B while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

Perform 24 through 30 in a continuous motion.

31. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a left X-stance toward D while executing a low front block to D with the left outer forearm and bringing the right finger belly on the left under forearm.

32. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B at the same time executing a U-shape grasp to B.

33. Bring the right foot to the left foot forming a closed stance toward D while executing a horizontal thrust with a twin elbow, turning the face toward A.

Perform in slow motion.

34. Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist and extending the right arm to the side downward.

35. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a right X-stance toward D while executing a low front block with the right outer forearm and bringing the left finger belly to the right side fist.

36. Move the right foot to A to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a low guarding block to A with a reverse knife-hand.

END: Bring the left foot back to a ready posture.

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