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Pattern Kwang-Gae

Movements: 39            

Ki-Haps: 1 & 39

Ready Posture: PARALLEL READY STANCE w HEAVEN HAND

Interpretation:

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.

Diagram

Parallel Stance with Heaven Hand toward D.

1. Bring left foot to right foot, forming a closed ready stance B toward D, bringing both hands in a circular motion.

2. Move left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the right fist.

3. Move right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing an upset punch to D with the left fist.

4. Move left foot to the side front of the right foot, then move the right foot to D, forming a right walking stance toward D, at the same time executing a high hook block to D.

5. Move the right foot to C in a sliding motion to form a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a low guarding block with open knife hand toward D.

6. Move the right foot to the side front of the left foot and then move the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high hook block to D.

7. Move the left foot to C in a sliding motion to form a left L-stance toward D, at the same time executing a low guarding block with open knife hand toward D.

8. Move left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D while executing a knife hand guarding block to D.

9. Move right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D while executing a knife hand guarding block to D.

10. Move left foot to the side front of the right foot and then turn counter-clockwise, pivoting with the left foot, to form a left walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the right palm.

11. Move the right foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing an upward block to C with the left palm.

12. Execute a low front block with the right knife hand in a circular motion, hitting the left palm while bringing the left foot to the right foot, to form a closed stance toward C.

13. Execute a pressing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands the same as they were in 12.

14. Execute a middle side piercing kick to E with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 13.

15. Lower the left foot to E, forming a right L-stance toward E while executing a right inward knife hand strike.

16. Execute a downward strike to E with the left fist while forming a closed stance toward C, pulling the left foot to the right foot.

17. Execute a pressing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 16.

18. Execute a middle side piercing kick to F with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 17.

19. Lower the right foot to F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a left inward knife hand strike.

20. Execute a downward strike to F with the right fist while forming a closed stance toward C, pulling the right foot to the left foot

21. Move left foot to C, forming a left low stance toward C while executing a pressing block to C with the right palm.

22. Move the right foot to C, forming a right low stance toward C while executing a pressing block to C with the left palm.

23. Move the right foot to D in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.

24. Execute a middle forearm block to D while forming a right walking stance toward D, pivoting with the left foot.

25. Execute a low reverse block to D with the left forearm while shifting to C, maintaining a right walking stance toward D, keeping the position of the right hand as it was in 24.

26. Execute a high right flat fingertip thrust while forming a right low stance toward D, slipping the right foot to D.

27. Move left foot on line CD in a stamping motion to form a sitting stance toward F while executing a high side strike to C with the left back fist.

28. Execute a left middle forearm block to C while forming a left walking stance toward C, pivoting on the left foot

29. Execute a low reverse block to C with the right forearm while shifting to D, maintaining a left walking stance toward C, keeping the position of the left hand as it was in 28.

30. Execute a high left flat fingertip thrust while forming a left low stance toward C, slipping the left foot to C.

31. Move the right foot to C in a stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a twin fist vertical punch to C.

32. Move left foot to A in a stamping motion, forming a left walking stance toward A while executing a double upset punch to A.

33. Execute a right middle front snap kick to A, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 32.

34. Lower the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to A to form a left L-stance toward B while executing a knife hand guarding block to B.

35. Move left foot to B, forming a left walking stance toward B while executing a left high punch to B.

36. Move right foot to B in a stamping motion, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a double upset punch to B.

37. Execute a left middle front snap kick to B, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 36.

38. Lower the left foot to the right and then move the right foot to B to form a right L-stance toward A at the same time executing a knife hand guarding block to A.

39. Move right foot to A, forming a right walking stance toward A while executing a right high punch to A.

END: Bring left foot back to a ready posture.

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