Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kong Song Dae

Chun Be: From a regular Chum Be position, open both hands, fingers downward, palms towards the groin. Bring the thumbs and index fingers together forming a triangle between the hands. Keeping the open hands toward the body raise the touching hands up to chest level. Your elbows will be bent and the palms will remain about two inches away from the body. This movement is done slowly in a kind of arching fashion while inhaling. Slowly return the hands to their low position with the elbows (more or less) straight. At the very end the palms are at a 450 angle not quite parallel with the floor and not quite perpendicular.
  1. After a slight pause, begin raising the touching hands, this time palm-outward. Your line of site is directly forward until the open triangle of the hands crosses the site line. Keep moving the hands upward until they are above your head. Your eyes should follow the open triangle to the point that your back is bent backward so that you can see straight upward. The palms at this point are at a 450 angle, not quite parallel with the ceiling and not quite perpendicular.
  2. The triangled hands snap quickly so that the palms are facing completely upwards.
  3. The hands then separate, but no more than the width of your head.
  4. The hands then each rotate outward and come together in a striking manner right in front of your waist. The right hand executes a sudo strike against the palm of the left hand. The left hand wraps the right with the left thumb on the right palm and the left fingers underneath.
  5. Look left. Picking up the left leg, bring the hands to the right hip. Set down into a fighting stance. Execute a high san dan sudo makee. Continue without stopping to the next move.
  6. Look right. Pick up the right leg, bring the hands to the left hip. Set down into a fighting stance. Execute a high San Dan Sudo Makee.
  7. Cross the left open hand over the right shoulder picking up the right foot. Set the right foot down in a horse-riding stance and execute a middle sudo with the left hand, pulling the right fist back to the right rib cage. This position is identical to Pal Che Dae.
  8. Execute the 4 step punch and block sequence from Pal Che Dae. Start with a punch.
  9. Execute an Inside/Outside block.
  10. Punch again.
  11. End with another Inside/Outside block ending in a low rightward facing front stance looking over a left hand Inside/Outside block.
  12. Bring your right hands to your left hip and step with your left heel forward, immediately stepping with your right foot into a fighting stance, executing chun dan sudo makee.
  13. Step with your left foot forward into another fighting stance executing another chun dan sudo makee.
  14. With your left open hand block downward and then step forward into a low front stance executing a kwan soo kong kyuk. Ki-yup.
  15. Bring your right open hand up like a high block, a la Pyung Sa Dan, while dropping your left open hand down to the groin. Immediately turn 1800 leftward, picking up you back/left leg and setting in back down in a front stance. The right hand then executes a pakeso san dan sudo makee and the left open hand rises up to perform a high block. Your shoulders should be twisted to reach with the right (striking) hand.
  16. With the back (right) foot execute a san dan aup cha gi holding the bent knee for a second. Then...
  17. Turn 1800 leftward setting the kicking foot down behind you into a left-leg-leading front stance and execute a deep groin strike with the right palm. As you turn the left arm and face-down palm straightens out and the right face-up palm is pulled to your right rib cage, then do the aforementioned groin strike, pulling the left face-down open palm to the right shoulder.
  18. Immediately close the right hand, and pull it backwards and arcing upwards until the right arm is behind your head, bent 900 at the elbow and the right fisted forearm is perpendicular to the floor. The left foot has slid back to a fighting stance and the left hand has closed to a fist and is positioned above the left knee as a low block.
  19. Immediately step out with the left foot into another front stance and execute another deep groin strike with the right palm-up hand, this time the left hand remains a fist as it is pulled to the right shoulder.
  20. Now, more slowly than before, pull the left foot back to the right foot until they are touching with the knees slightly bent. The right fist is slowly pulled back to the right rib cage and the left fisted arm rotates from the right shoulder upward and then outward as if to execute a slow overhead hammer fist strike. The left fist, the right fist, the slowly straightening knees and an exhale all complete their motion at the same time. When you are done you should be looking the same direction as you were at the beginning of the form and your right fist should be at your right side. Your body will be facing 900 right of original position with your left fisted arm extended out, shoulder high, parallel to the floor.
  21. Raise your right open palm above your head as if to high block and bring your left open hand down to protect your groin. Pick up your left foot and step forward into a left-leg-leading front stance and execute a right hand Pakeso San Dan Sudo Kong Kyuk, while bringing the left open palm up as if to perform and open hand high block.
  22. With the back (right) foot execute a San Dan Aup Cha Gi holding the bent knee for a second. Then…
  23. Turn 1800 leftward setting the kicking foot down behind you into a left-leg-leading front stance and execute a deep groin strike with the right palm. As you turn the left arm and face-down palm straightens out and the right face-up palm is pulled to your right rib cage, then do the aforementioned groin strike, pulling the left face-down open palm to the right shoulder.
  24. Immediately close the right hand, and pull it backwards and arcing upwards until the right arm is behind your head, bent 900 at the elbow and the right fisted forearm is perpendicular to the floor. The left foot has slid back to a fighting stance and the left hand has closed to a fist and is positioned above the left knee as a low block.
  25. Immediately step out with the left foot into another front stance and execute another deep groin strike with the right palm-up hand, this time the left hand remains a fist as it is pulled to the right shoulder.
  26. Now, more slowly than before, pull the left foot back to the right foot until they are touching with the knees slightly bent. The right fist is slowly pulled back to the right rib cage and the left fisted arm rotates from the right shoulder upward and then outward as if to execute a slow overhead hammer fist strike. The left fist, the right fist, the slowly straightening knees and an exhale all complete their motion at the same time. When you are done you should be looking the 1800 front direction as you were at the beginning of the form and your right fist should be at your right side. Your body will be facing 900 right of original position with your left fisted arm extended out, shoulder high, parallel to the floor.
  27. Look left 900. (from the original starting position this will be 2700 leftward). This next move is exactly like Pyong Sa Dan. Bring your left knee up in preparation for a side kick, while bringing your left arm in, bending at the elbow, to cross chest high in front of the body. At his point you should be looking 900 left from the last position.
  28. Execute a simultaneous side kick and left thumb-downward punch. Bring the kicking foot back, but leave the left fist out. Leave the left hand out, but open it.
  29. Set the left foot down into a front stance in the same direction as you just kicked and execute an elbow attack with the right elbow against the open left palm, chest high.
  30. Look 1800 rightward. Shift to a right-leg-leading fighting stance by arcing the right/back foot from its front stance position into a right-foot-leading fighting stance. As the foot moves the left/outer open hand is pulled back to the left rib cage and fisted. The right fist and arm stay exactly where they were, in a relative sort of way, as the body pivots rightward with the change in stance.
  31. With good snap, raise the right knee up in preparation for a side kick.
  32. Execute a simultaneous side kick and right thumb-downward punch. Bring the kicking foot back, but leave the left fist out. Leave the right hand out, but open it.
  33. Set the right foot down into a front stance in the same direction as you just kicked and execute an elbow attack with the left elbow against the open right palm, chest high.
  34. Look left 1800 (this will be 2700 left from original starting position). Drop both hands to your right hip, pick up your left leg and turn to where you are looking. Set your left foot down into a fighting stance and execute a middle knife block, a la Pyung E Dan.
  35. Step forward with the back (right foot) 450 to the right and execute another middle knife block.
  36. Look right 1350. (This will be 900 left of original starting position), pick up the right foot and set it down in another fighting stance executing another middle knife block, a la Pyong E Dan.
  37. Step 450 left and execute the last of four middle knife blocks.
  38. Raise the right open palm up as if to perform a high block and drop the left open hand down to protect the groin. Pick up the left leg and, turning 450 leftward (so that you are facing 1800 degrees away from the original facing position) set the left foot down in a front stance. As the foot sets down execute another right hand Pakeso San Dan Sudo Makee and bring the left open palm up as a high block.
  39. With the right/back foot execute a San Dan Aup Cha Gi, pause with the knee bent and then…
  40. Hop forwards (away from the ‘judges’ if you follow). Land on your right foot, with the left toes curling behind the right ankle a moment later. As you jump, cross the hands and execute an inside to outside one arm block with the right arm/fist. The left fist is pulled to the left rib cage with the body being turned such that the left fist is completely hidden from your attacker.
  41. Immediately jump up without moving forward or backward and land in a low front stance, executing another cross and right hand aneso pakero makee, with the left fist chambered a the left rib cage. Ki-yup. On this second move the body is not turned as it was when the left foot was curled around the right.
  42. Without stepping at all execute the first of two middle punches with the left fist
  43. Immediately execute another punch with the right fist.
  44. Look 1800 left (toward the original facing position). Pick up the right foot turn to where you are facing and slam the right fist, as a hammer fist, into the left palm. As the fists ‘smack’, the right foot is curled around the back of the slightly bent knee.
  45. Jump slightly into the air and land in the same spot in a very deep/low front stance with the right leg leading and the fingers of both hands touching the ground in a manner resembling an eagle’s talons. The toes of the left/back foot should be touching the ground while the heel of the left foot does not.
  46. Look left/back 1800. Pull the hands back and then pivot the body without raising it and execute a modified, low middle knife block. The left arm should be parallel with the left leg. The left foot can now rotate such that the heel is touching the floor. (BTW: This is called Choi Ha Dan Soo Do Makee)
  47. Step forward (this is actually 1800 opposite the original facing position) with the back/right foot into a fighting stance and execute a middle knife block.
  48. Pick up the back/left leg and turn 2700 left and set down into a fighting stance executing an inside/outside one arm block.
  49. Immediately move the left leg into a front stance and execute a reverse middle punch.
  50. Look 1800 right. Pick up the right/back leg and set it down in a fighting stance executing an inside/outside one-arm block with the right fist.
  51. Immediately step out with the right foot into a front stance and execute the first of two middle punches with the left fist.
  52. Execute another middle punch with the right fist.
  53. Like Pyong E Dan assume your feet are on two points of a triangle with the third point in the direction of your originally facing position. Look 900 right (this would be 1800 from the originally facing position) step with the left/back foot to the tip of the triangle.
  54. Shift all your weight to the left foot with a slightly bent knee. Pick up the right foot and leave the knee bent in preparation for a kick. Bring the left fist back to your left rib cage and your right fisted arm, chest high, in front of your body. You should be facing 1800 from the originally facing position.
  55. Like Pyung E Dan execute a side kick and simultaneous punch and then set your kicking foot down into a fighting stance turning to face the originally facing position. Bring both hands to your right hip and, as your foot reaches the ground, execute a middle knife block.
  56. Again, like Pyung E Dan, push down with the left leading open hand as if to block, stepping forward into a low front stance and execute a kwan soo kyung kyuck (spear hand attack). Ki-yup.
  57. This move is similar to the turn around motion in Pyung Sam Dan except that the spear hand brought up to the right ear instead of staying low. At the start of this technique, the left open hand is palm down underneath the right elbow. The right spear hand is straight out in front. You want to raise the right spear hand and ‘poke’ with it backwards beside your right ear as if to ‘stick’ someone coming up from behind.
  58. Immediately pick up the left/back foot and turn (as if looking from above) counter-clockwise 1800. As you complete the turn, set down into a horse-riding stance and execute a hammer fist downward strike with the left fist, pulling the right spear hand into a fist down to the right rib cage.
  59. Immediately jump up and back down into the same spot crossing the arms and executing a left hand inside/outside block. Again, the right fist is brought back to the right rib cage.
  60. Like Kyma Hyung Cho Dan, open the left fist and strike it with the right elbow. Immediately look 1800 right/backward and pull the left fist to the left rib cage. The right fisted arm remains chest high in front of your body.
  61. Again, like Kyma Hyung Cho Dan, using lots of waist twist, execute a low block with the right arm over the right knee. You have not stepped and remain in a Horse Riding stance.
  62. You should be facing 1800 from original facing position (OK, well, your face is facing 1800 off, but your body is only turn 900 right of your original facing position, ah the magic of horse riding stances). Pick up the left/back leg and step ‘forward-ish’, turning 1800 rightward and end in another horse riding stance, now facing 900 left of original position (both body and face are facing the same direction this time). Just before your foot sets down, your left fist punches down and your right arm execute an inside/outside block.
  63. Bring the right ‘blocking’ arm back to the right rib cage and then immediately punch downward crossing the left arm and ending in a Ha Dan Sang Soo Makee.
  64. Now this is interesting as you are about to turn and you body 1800 while your face will turn 2700. Pick up the left foot and turn ‘forward-ish’ 1800. This will put you facing in the opposite direction, but your face turns yet another 900 and your back foot (the one you picked up) will set down behind you as a front stance. As you turn, bring your hands back to the chest and as you set down execute a high cross block a la Pyong O Dan. When you started this move, your body and face were looking 900 left from original facing position. At the conclusion, you will have taken the long way around and will be facing 1800 from original facing direction.
  65. Pull the hands down to the chest, closing them as you do. Pick up the left/back leg and execute a jump front snap kick. Ki-yup.
  66. As you land, drop the right fist down to the groin and execute and inside/outside block pulling the left fist back to the left rib cage.
  67. Very slowly, with the right back fist, execute a strike at the outside of the right ankle as if knock off the last vestiges of a defeated opponent. As you execute this move pick up the left foot and turn (as if looking from above) clockwise returning to chun be position.
Return: As you complete the turn, bring both open hands to the chest, thumbs touching and index fingers touching just as they did at the beginning during Kong Song Dai Chun Be. Slowly slide the touching open hands downward, just like at the beginning, until the arms are outstretched and the palms are angle 450 towards the groin.

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