Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pal Che Dae

  1. Lift the left leg very slightly and set it down right next to the right foot. Rotate/open the arms outward until both are beside/parallel with the body . Both hands will initially be open and your body very relaxed. Just prior to bringing the hands together, the left will close to a fist. Rotate the forearms leaving the elbows where they were until the hands come together in front of the face. When the hands come together, the thumb of the left hand is placed inside the right fist such that the right thumb and index finger curl around the left thumb. The fingers of the left hand wrap around the right fist. Inhale throughout this process. Leaving the hands together, continue moving them until they point downward and the arms are straight. Exhale. The downward movement begins slowly and then snaps suddenly at the end. The feet end up side by side.
  2. Rotate your fists to the left until then touch your left hip. Your entire body twists left as this occurs. The heel of your left foot crosses over the instep of your right foot. With your right foot leap four feet straight forward, landing first on your right foot, then on your left which is crossed behind your right. The right foot lands completely flat while only the toes of your left foot touch. As you leap both hands swing forward never separating and end with the right hand performing an inside/outside block. The left hand in mid-swing opens up and lays against the wrist of the right hand to add speed and support.
  3. Look left 1800. Lift your left leg and turning around set down in a deep front stance. As you turn execute an inside/outside block with your left hand. Immediately perform the next move. Front stance.
  4. Immediately followed by and inside/outside block with the right hand.
  5. Look right 1800. Pick up the right leg and turn and set it down in another deep front stance. As you turn, the right arm turns with you as it was at the conclusion of the previous inside/outside block. The left hand moves up to the left ear. As the right foot sets down the left hand executes and outside/inside block with the right fist being pulled back to the right rib cage. Front stance.
  6. Immediately the right hand executes an inside/outside block. The left fist is pulled back to the left rib cage.
  7. Cross the arms such that the right bends at the elbow so that the right fist ends up behind the left ear and the left arm is completely straight. The outside of the right elbow will nearly touch the inside of the left elbow. As the arms are crossing the right leg is raised, with the knee still bent, until the right foot is as high as it can get. The right arm executes a low back fist as if to strike an opponent who had grabbed the outside of the right ankle. The left fist is pulled back to the left rib cage.
  8. Remain standing on the left foot as you turn 900 to the right stretching out the left arm and bringing the right fist up to the right ear in preparation for an outside/inside block. As you place the right foot down into a front stance execute a right hand outside/inside block pulling the left fist back to the left rib cage. Immediately execute a left fist inside/outside block with the left fist pulling the right fist back to the right rib cage.
  9. Turn 900 to the left sliding the left foot back until the feet are aligned and you are in a horse-riding stance. As the foot moves back the left arm moves such that it ends bent at the elbow and is across your chest. The fists of both hands finish palm to palm.
  10. The next five moves are done quickly and without stopping. The left hand opens palm down and executes a Sudo straight ahead by straightening the elbow.
  11. Pull the left hand back to the left rib cage turning palm up and making a fist. At the same time execute a middle punch with the right fist.
  12. Turn 450 to the left and change from a Horse-riding stance to a Front Stance. As you change perform a right arm inside/outside block.
  13. Turn 450 to the right and change back into a horse-riding stance. As you turn pull the right fist back to the right rib cage and execute a middle punch with the left fist.
  14. Turn to the right 450 and change into Front Stance. As you turn the left arm twists into an inside/outside block.
  15. Bring both hands down to the left hip as you move the left foot forward. Now step with the right foot in front of the left foot ending in a Fighting Stance. As the right foot finishes execute a Middle Knife Hand Block. This next series of moves is similar to Pal Che So, however, here the feet do leave the ground as you move forward and backward.
  16. Bring both hands down to the right hip and step straight ahead with the left foot into a fighting stance. Execute another Middle Knife Hand Block.
  17. Bring both hands down to the left hip and step forward into another Fighting Stance executing another Middle Knife Hand Block as you set the foot down. Immediately execute the next move.
  18. The left open palm raises up to the right ear as the right foot steps backward to the previous Fighting Stance position. As the right foot sets down the right hand turns palm up and snaps back to the solar plexus. The left hand snaps from the right ear to a Middle Knife Block. This series of moves is similar to Pal Che So, however, the end of this series has the right hand remaining stationary as you step backward. The right and left hands do not return to the right hip as they did in Pal Che So.
  19. The right hand moves away from the body in an upward moving arc and ends with the back of the palm slapping against the palm of the left hand which has simultaneously moved up and to the left slightly. At the same time the right foot has slid behind and is touching the back of the left foot. Only the toes of the right foot should be touching the ground.
  20. Close both hands as if grabbing a rope or weapon. Bring both hands down to the left hip twisting 1800 to the left as you do, however, continue to look in the direction you faced at the beginning of this move. As you twist bring the right leg around in front with the knee raised. Continue looking over your shoulder and execute a Back Kick. Ki-yup.
  21. Before continuing look as if verifying that the opponent is down. Immediately bring both hands back to the right hip. Look forward (This is 1800 from where you were looking when you kicked) Set the right kicking leg down behind you in a Fighting Stance and swing both hands around into a Middle Knife Hand Block. This is another similarity with Pal Che So, however, here both hands return to the right hip and execute a Middle Knife Hand Block.
  22. Step forward with your right foot into another fighting stance and execute another Middle Knife Hand block.
  23. Bring your left hand below your right as you slide your left leg back to the right so that the feet are side by side with the knees slightly bent. With your palms facing upward bring both hands up until they are chest high. In one quick snapping motion the palms close into fist and raise above the head into a double high block. Straighten the knees. Your fists should be one inch apart directly above your head.
  24. With a quick snapping motion separate the fists so that they are directly above the ears. Immediately perform the next move. Both hands should still be above the crown (top) of the head, but they are now as far apart as are your ears.
  25. Step forward in to a right foot leading front stance and strike both sides of the opponent’s ribs with the insides of your fists.
  26. Slightly squeeze your fists towards each other as if grabbing the opponent tight enough to pick them up. Move the fists as if throwing the opponent. Immediately jump forward landing in another right foot leading front stance and perform a right fist Middle Punch pulling the left fist back to the left rib cage . Ki-yup.
  27. Look 1800 behind. Pick up the left leg turning around. The left fist moves up to the right shoulder as the right upward facing open palm strikes the opponent’s groin as you land in a low left foot leading front stance. Perform the next move immediately.
  28. Close the fingers of the right hand as if to grab the opponent’s groin. Continue looking forwards as you pull the right fist back up behind the right ear. The left fist moves downward into a low block as the left foot slides back and ends in a Fighting stance. This too is very similar to Pyung Sa Dan. If you were to turn around and look at your right hand you would be able to see the thumb end of the fist, not knuckles, not fingers. The right arm is bent at a 900 angle with the upper arm shoulder high and parallel to the floor.
  29. Lift the left leg and set it down right next to the right leg slightly raising and twisting the right fist. The twist of the right fist causes it to turn such that the fingers face toward the back of your head.
  30. Twist your body bringing your right hand in front of you as you raise and pull your left fist back to your left rib cage. With the right leg execute an Outside/Inside kick holding the bent leg in the air for a moment. Immediately proceed.
  31. Cross your arms with the right arm on top. As you stomp your right foot to the floor landing in a Horse-riding stance (You have now turned 900 since the kick) The right hand snaps down over the right knee as a low block. Immediately do the next move.
  32. Look 1800 degrees behind. Cross the arms again with (again) the right hand on top. Pull the right fist back to the right rib cage as you swing the left hand out to your left leaving it stretched out at shoulder height with the palm open.
  33. Turn 900 to the left, your feet will move into a front stance as you do. With the right foot execute an Outside/Inside kick slapping your outstretched left hand. Leave the right leg bent for just a moment. Immediately execute the next move.
  34. Set the right foot down as a Horse-riding stance turning again 900 to the left. As the foot touches the ground the elbow of the right arm strikes the open palm of the left hand. Immediately the right arm straightens out as a groin block. The left hand closes into a fist and remains up at the right shoulder. The palm of the left fist faces the body.
  35. The right fist rises up to the left shoulder crossing over top of the left forearm. The left arm snaps downward to block the groin. Immediately perform the next move. Stay in the low Horse-riding stance.
  36. The left fist rises up to the right shoulder crossing over top of the right forearm. The right arm snaps downward to block the groin. Immediately perform the next move. Stay in the low Horse-riding stance.
  37. Look right. Turn 900 to the right and slide into a Front Stance. Pull the left fist back to the left rib cage. At the same time the right arm rises up and away from the body until the left fist is in place and then snaps back across the chest, bent 900 at the elbow. At the end both fists will be on the left side of the body, the left fist will be palm up and the right fist will be palm up.
  38. Using a twisting motion pull back on the left side and then forward as you double punch with both fists. Remain in the right foot leading Front Stance. The arms are positioned parallel to the floor with the left arm directly above the right separated by about one foot. The left fist is palm down; the right fist is palm up. The left arm is shoulder height, the right arm is waist height and is bent slightly at the elbow.
  39. Pull both arms back to the position they were in before the last move, that is with the left fist at the left rib cage and the right across the chest. As you pull the hands back slide the right foot back to the left. Maintain a slight knee bend as you do.
  40. As soon as the hands and feet have stopped moving quickly reverse the positions of the hands, that is the right fist goes to the right rib cage and the left is bent across the chest. Stand straight up.
  41. With the left leg execute and Outside/Inside kick holding it the air for a moment. Then step into a left foot leading Front Stance.
  42. Using a twisting motion pull back on the right side and then forward as you double punch with both fists. Remain in the left foot leading Front Stance. The arms are positioned parallel to the floor with the right arm directly above the left separated by about one foot. The right fist is palm down; the left fist is palm up. The right arm is shoulder height, the left arm is waist height and is bent slightly at the elbow.
  43. Pull both arms back to the position they were in before the last move, that is with the right fist at the right rib cage and the left across the chest. As you pull the hands back slide the left foot back to the right, keep the knees bent.
  44. As soon as the hands and feet have stopped moving quickly reverse the positions of the hands, that is the left fist goes to the left rib cage and the right is bent across the chest. Stand straight up.
  45. With the right leg execute and Outside/Inside kick holding it the air for a moment. Then step into a right foot leading Front Stance.
  46. Using a twisting motion pull back on the left side and then forward as you double punch with both fists. Remain in the right foot leading Front Stance. The arms are positioned parallel to the floor with the left arm directly above the right separated by about one foot. The left fist is palm down; the right fist is palm up. The left arm is shoulder height, the right arm is waist height and is bent slightly at the elbow.
  47. Turn to the left and look behind you. The trailing left foot swings to the left 900 and stops with only the balls of the feet touching the ground. As you turn 2700 to the left both fisted hands swoop near the ground and then end with the left arm above the head as a High Block and the Right arm bent across the chest. In one snapping motion the left fist is brought down to the left rib cage and the right arm performs a low back fist. Immediately execute the next move. The positioning here is important. First you are in a very low Front Stance. The body is facing 900 left of the original starting position. The left foot had rotated on the balls but is now flat-footed. The right foot is up on the balls. The left fist is at the left rib cage and the right arm is perpendicular to the legs, stretched out, fisted palm up, slightly bent at the elbow and is very near the floor. You should be looking at the ‘opponent’ on the ground just struck by your fist.
  48. Keep looking forward as you rotate the body 1800 to the right. Again both hands swoop down in front of you as you turn. The right arms ends above your head in a High Block, the left arm is bent across the chest. While still in a very low Front Stance, the feet have switched position. In one snapping motion the right fist is brought down to the right rib cage and the left arm performs a low back fist.
  49. Look up. Bring both open hands to the right side and touch the belt. Step forward (Forward as defined by original starting position) with the right foot, then step into a low Fighting Stance with the left foot and execute a Middle Knife Hand Block.
  50. Look to the right. Turn 900 to the right, picking up the right foot and setting it down into a Fighting Stance. Bring both hands to the left side belt and execute a Middle Knife Hand Block.
  51. Look to the left 900. Step with the right foot across the left, then step with the left so that you are facing the original direction and end in a Fighting Stance. Execute a Middle Knife Hand Block with the left hand leading. Ki-yup.
  52. Step back with the left leg until both feet are next to each other. As the foot moves back the fingers of the left hand wrap around the fist of the right hand. Both hands are moving toward your chin. Inhale. When the hands have come together they start to move downward. When they reach the belt they snap downward and straight. Exhale, slowly at first, quickly at the end.

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