Po Eun Pattern

ITF Taekwondo Patterns

 

Part I:  Training video for Po-Eun taekwondo pattern (12 of 12)

Po-Eun Pattern

PO-EUN: is the pseudonym of a 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 unerring loyalty to the king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty. It consist of 36 movements.

Ready Posture – PARALLEL STANCE WITH A HEAVEN HAND

1. Step the left foot toward B, forming a Right L-Stance(i.e, left foot forward) facing B. Middle Guarding Blockto B.

2. Pull the right foot to the left knee joint to form a Left One-Legged Stance facing D, at the same time lifting both fists, while turning the face toward A.

3. Execute a Left Pressing Kick to A, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 2.

4. Lower the right foot to A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Middle Knifehand Side Strike to A.

5. Execute an angle punch, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing

Perform 6 through 12 in a continuous motion:

  • 6. Execute a Left Forefist Pressing Block with a Right Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 7. Execute a Right Forefist Pressing Block with a Left Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 8. Execute a middle Inner Forearm Wedging Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 9. Right Rear Elbow Thrust to C, supporting the right fist with the left palm, keeping the face as it was in 8, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 10. Execute a Right Middle Punch to D, sliding the left palm up to the right elbow joint, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 11. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left forefist with right palm, keeping the face as it was in 10, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 12. Execute a Right Horizontal Punch to A, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.

13. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a Right X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Low Front Block to D and bring the left fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) onto the right underside of the forearm.

14. Step the right foot toward A into a Left L-Stance (i.e, right foot forward) facing A, at the same time executing a U-Shaped Grasp to A.

15. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a Closed Stance facing D. Twin Elbow Horizontal Thrust, turning the face toward B. Perform slowly.

16. Step the left foot toward B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Backfist Side Strike to C and bring the extended left arm downward to the side.

17. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a Left X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Left Outer Forearm Low Front Block and bring the right fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) to the left side fist.

18. Step the left foot toward B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Low Ridgehand Guarding Block to B.

19. Execute a forearm Middle Guarding Block to A, pivoting with the left foot into a Left L-Stance (i.e, right foot forward) facing A.

20. Pull the left foot to the right knee joint to form a Right One-Legged Stance facing D, at the same time lifting both fists, while turning the face toward B.

21. Execute a Right Pressing Kick to B keeping the position of the hands as they were in 20.

22. Lower the left foot to B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Middle Knifehand Side Strike to B.

23. Execute an Right Angle Punch, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.

Perform 24 through 30 in a continuous motion:

  • 24. Execute a Right Forefist Pressing Block. Left Inner Forearm Side Front Block, maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 25. Execute a Left Forefist Pressing Block and a Right Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 26. Execute a middle Inner Forearm Wedging Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 27. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left forefist with the right palm keeping the face as it was in 26, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 28. Execute a Left Middle Punch to D, sliding the right palm up to the left elbow joint, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 29. Thrust to C with the right back elbow supporting the right forefist with left palm, keeping the face as it was in 28, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 30. Execute a Left Horizontal Punch to B, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.

31. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a Left X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Left Low Outer Forearm Front Block to D and bring the right fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) on the left underside of the forearm.

32. Step the left foot toward B into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing B at the same time executing a U-Shaped Grasp to B.

33. Bring the right foot to the left foot forming a Closed Stance facing D. Twin Elbow Horizontal Thrust, turning the face toward A. Perform slowly.

34. Step the right foot toward A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Backfist Side Strike to C and bring the extended right arm downward to the side.

35. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a Right X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Right Low Outer Forearm Front Block and bring the left fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) to the right side fist.

36. Step the right foot toward A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Low Ridgehand Guarding Block to A.

End: Bring the foot back to the ready position.

Reference: Po-Eun Pattern

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