Waterford TaeKwon-Do
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Pattern Ul-Ji:

Movements: 42            Ki-Haps: 1 & 42

Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE W AN X-BACK HAND

Interpretation - UL-JI is named after general Ul-Ji Mun Kuk who successfully defended Korea against a Chinese invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D. Ul-Ji employing hit and run guerilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent General Choi’s age when he designed the pattern. 

Diagram

 

Parallel stance toward D.

1. Move the left foot to C, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a twin fist horizontal strike.

2. Move the right foot to C to form a left walking stance toward D while executing an X-fist pressing block.

 

3. Execute an X-knife-hand rising block while maintaining a left walking stance toward D.  Perform 2 and 3 in a continuous motion.

4. Execute a right high front knife-hand strike, bringing the left palm on the right elbow joint, while maintaining a left walking stance toward D.

5. Move the left foot to C to form a sitting stance toward B while executing a middle back hand side strike to C.

 

6. Execute a right middle crescent kick to the left palm.

7. Lower the right foot to C, forming a sitting stance toward A , while performing a right inward elbow strike.

8. Thrust to B with the left back elbow placing the right side fist on the left fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward A.

 

9. Execute a right side back fist strike to B, while extending the left arm to the side downward while maintaining a sitting stance toward A.

10. Bring the left foot to the right foot, forming a close stance toward D, at the same time thrusting with a twin side elbow.

11. Cross the left foot over the right foot, forming a right X-stance toward D while turning to face A, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 10.  Perform in a fast motion.

 

12. Execute a middle side piercing kick to A with the right foot keeping the position of the hands as they were in 11.

13. Lower the right foot to A, and then cross the left foot over the right foot, forming a right X-stance toward D while thrusting with a twin horizontal elbow.

14. Move the right foot to AQ to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a right horizontal punch to A.

 

15. Execute a high front strike to D with the right knife-hand, bringing the left back hand in front of the forehead while standing up toward D.

16. Execute a twin knife-hand block to B while forming a right L-stance toward B, pivoting with the right foot.

17. Jump to execute a mid-air kick to B with the right foot while spinning clockwise.

 

18. Land to B, forming a right walking stance toward B while executing a middle block to B with the right double forearm.

19. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a close ready stance toward D.

20. Jump to D, forming a right X-stance toward BD while executing a high strike to D with the right back fist, bringing the left finger belly to the right side fist.

 

21. Move the left foot to C to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a rising block to D with the left forearm.

22. Execute a middle front snap kick to D with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 21.

23. Lower the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high punch to D with the right fist.

 

24. Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust to D with a right straight fingertip.

25. Move the left foot to D, turning counter-clockwise to from a sitting stance toward A while executing a high side strike to D with the left back fist.

26. Move the right foot to F, turning counter-clockwise to form a right walking ready stance toward F.

 

27. Jump to execute a flying high kick with the right foot.

28. Land to F to form a right fixed stance toward F while executing a middle block to F with an X-knife-hand.

29. Move the left foot to F, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a pressing block to F with an X-fist.

 

30. Execute a middle side front snap kick to F with the left foot while executing a middle wedging block with the inner forearm.

31. Lower the left foot to F, forming a left walking stance toward F, while executing a high vertical punch to F with a twin fist.

32. Move the right foot to F, to form a right fixed stance toward F while executing a high side block with the right knife-hand and a middle punching block with the left palm.

 

33. Slide to F, forming a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle punch to F with the left fist.

34. Move the left foot to the side rear of the right foot and the right foot to E, to form a right L-stance toward F, and then jump to E, maintaining a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with the forearm

35. Execute a middle turning kick to DF with the right foot.

 

36. Lower the right foot to F, and then execute a middle back piercing kick to F with the left foot.

37. Lower the left foot to F to form a right L-stance toward F while executing a middle guarding block to F with the forearm.

38. Move the left foot to E, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing an upward block to F with the right palm.

 

39. Move the right foot to E, forming a right walking stance toward E while executing a circular block to ED with the left inner forearm.

40. Execute a circular block to DE with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward DF.

41. Move the left foot on line EF to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the left fist.

 

42. Execute a middle punch to D with the right fist while maintaining a sitting stance toward D.

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

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