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Chul Gi E Dan - An 18 stage pattern

Chul Gi E Dan from the Joon Be position:

Joon be ------- Feet apart shoulder width, knives flat over each other right over left.

  1. Both hands open to soo do, flip over thumbs up inside and pull slowly back to waist, at the same time, the left foot crosses over the right foot, and the knees bend slightly, arch backwards slightly; this is chamber. Now, arch forward while striking with both hands in fingers-forward palm down soo do, immediately followed by return to chest area in fists level with shoulders, elbows out, with look to right.

  2. Right leg comes from behind into horsestance, double hand fist block to right

  3. Step left over right into X stance, right backfist (left remains under elbow) from left shoulder through right knee area kihap when passing knee but continue smoothly through in a circular motion into horse stance with right leg coming from behind; that back fist continues travel up right and 360 around the front of the body into right low block, looking right, kihap at block time. As right hand circles, left hand is left stationary at solar plexus level at about mid move

  4. Pull left leg in to left over right x stance, Both hands open to soo do, flip over thumbs up inside and pull slowly back to waist, the knees bend slightly, arch backwards slightly; this is chamber. Now, arch forward while striking with both hands in fingers-forward soo do palm down, immediately followed by return to chest area in fists level with shoulders, elbows out, with look to left.

  5. Step out left into horse, leftward double hand fist block

  6. Step right over left into x stance, left hand to right shoulder, crosses chest circular block past left knee (kihap as passes knee) as hand comes back up, step left out into horse stance, left hand continues into left low block, right hand at solar plexus in fist as assist.

  7. Look straight ahead, open right fist into leftward palm block position, and push slightly into left shoulder as you pull left fist from low block position up to belt level - then left punch past palm block to front - palm block remains stationary.

  8. Look right, return left hand to left waist chamber, right hand knife hand check, then left fist over solar plexus + right fist at waist chamber

  9. Left leg steps over right into x stance facing right 90, right arm from left shoulder, makes circle towards ground to right, right backfist (left support remains under elbow from knee area onward) through knee area kihap when passing knee but continue smoothly through in a circular motion into horse stance with right leg coming from behind; that back fist continues travel up left and 360 around down right the front of the body into right low block, looking right, kihap at block time.As right hand circles, left hand remains stationary at solar plexus level

  10. Look straight ahead, open left fist into rightward palm block position, and push slightly into right shoulder as you pull right fist from low block position up to belt level - then right punch past palm block to front - palm block remains stationary.

  11. Look left, return right hand to right waist chamber, left hand knife hand check, return right over left on left chamber.

  12. Step right foot over left, left hand circles back behind body over head as you step into horse stance, left arae maki, right bakkat maki for kawi maki, then reverse kawi maki, then left uppercut with right hand fist under left elbow

  13. Open left hand palm in, pull in with tension till back of hand even with right fist, then pull very fast to waist Right hand circles back behind you, a little up, not quite flat but not a high circle, bring it back in front at about 45 degrees up - when arm is perpendicular to body, begin to bend elbow, punch into left hand at waist which is opened to palm up; bring hands together up at 45 degrees turn fist from "knuckles into palm" to "hammer into palm" as arms transit the 45 degree angle - arms finish right of head and outward. Both hands now pull down to right waist.

  14. Lift right foot about 12 inches off ground (sumo lift) when you step down from sumo lift, turn right shoulder towards left knee; right elbow strike (like pyung an sam dan) with kihap, stand back up and right knifehand check, looking right; right check returns to waist, left punch across body.

  15. Step left foot over right; right hand circles back behind body over head as you step into horse stance, right arae maki, left bakkat maki for kawi maki, then reverse kawi maki, then right uppercut with left hand fist under right elbow

  16. Open right hand palm in, pull in with tension till back of hand even with left fist, then pull very fast to waist. Left hand circles back behind you, a little up, not quite flat but not a high circle, bring it back in front at about 45 degrees up - when arm perpendicular to body, begin to bend elbow, punch into right hand at waist which is opened to palm up; bring hands together up at 45 degrees turn fist from knuckles into palm to hammer into palm as arms transit the 45 degree angle - arms finish left of head and outward. Both hands now pull down to left waist.

  17. Lift left foot about 12 inches off ground (sumo lift) when you step down from sumo lift, turn left shoulder towards right knee; left elbow strike (like pyung an sam dan) + kihap, stand back up, left knifehand check, look left; left check returns to waist, right punch across body.

  18. Step right foot over left; left hand circles back behind body over head as you continue left over right stepping into horse stance, left arae maki, right bakkat maki for kawi maki, then reverse kawi maki, then left uppercut with right hand fist under left elbow

Finish ------ Pull in left foot to joon be

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