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These hand techniques are done in both horse-riding stance and walking stance, demonstrating good use of the hips to generate power.
- Basic punch
- Lower block
- Upper block
- Inner block
- Outer block
- Outward knifehand strike (palm down)
- Shin Kick (like passing a soccer ball)
- Heel kick to lower shin (toes out)
- Groin kick
- Back kick
- Front knee
- Front kick
- Turning knee
- Turning kick
- Back fall and Back Roll – start from sitting, first without rolling over, then rolling over, then from squatting, then from standing when safe
- Cat roll – start from squatting, then from standing when safe
Working against thumb, large circle and small circle
Use of90° and 180° step.
Release/Strike from a static grab – single hand
- Release > elbow strike to solar-plexus
- Strike wrist (LU7) > knife hand strike toneck (LI18)
- Strike wrist > spin inwards > elbowstrike to head [DANGER!]
- Release by spinning outwards, elbow strike tohead or ribs then face the opponent in sparring stance
- Kick shin (SP6) > palm strike to chin or nose
Against Front Choke
- Throat pressure point (jugular notch)
- Arm-pit pressure point
- Arm over > elbow to head [DANGER!]
- Arm over, turn > elbow to head or bodyRelease from two shoulder grab from behind
- Spin, headunder, keep spinning until released. Start with a step to unblance attacker.
- Inner wrist – Lung 7
- Neck – Large Intestine 18
- Inside shins – Spleen 6 and 7
- Jugular Notch – push in and downwards
- Armpit – caution due to superficial nerves & blood vessels
- Nose – push or strike with palm
- Solar Plexus
- Groin (for groin kick)
Demonstrate defence against static grab to wrist from front, side or rear, double hands, two hands onto one and chokes – using releases only – orrelease/strike combinations.
- Start left foot back. Turn anti-clockwise180* (just pivot around front foot without stepping – finish left leg back).
- Turn clockwise 90* (left leg moves up tomiddle, pivot 90* and then right leg moves back).
- Turn anti-clockwise 180* (right leg moves upto middle, pivot 180* and then left leg moves back).
Do this sequence 4times to end up where you started each time adding a different hand movement:
- First time: handson the belt·
- Second time:pushing single hand·
- Third time:circular hands·
- Fourth time:sword movement
Don’t forget to also do this drill starting with the right foot back(mirror image).
You should be proficient with both left and right sides
Pattern 1 – this is the right hand version
- 1. Mid-section punch (R)[horse-riding stance]
- Outer block (R)
- Lower block (R)
- Mid-section punch (L) (right-hand lower block remains in position)
- Outer block (L)
- Lower block (L)
- Pull both hands back then upper X-block (R on top)
- Double elbow strike to the rear (look back over right shoulder)[kyup]
- Double punch to solar plexus [kyup]
Pattern 2 – this is the right hand version
- Inner block (R)[horse-riding stance]
- Upper block (L)
- Double punch to solar-plexus (R then L)[kyup]
Key Principles and Skills
- Balance: Keeping your balance by lowering your centre and affecting opponent’s balance by pulling, pushing or striking.
- Feint: Using opposite movement to generate a reaction from your opponent to help your technique
- Awareness: Watching for punches and kicks from opponent during technique – ready to block if required.
- Safety: Always taking care of your partner.
Respect: Following dojang etiquette in a respectful and sincere manner.
PoongRyu Bub – Part 1
- Both hands in front, palms up on inspiration anddown on expiration, 6 repetitions (don’t raise arms higher thanshoulders)
- Double hand push 3 to left, then change on 4. Repeat 3 pushes to theright. Finish with hands forming a circle and feet together.