Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sip Soo

  1. Slide the left foot to the right foot, bending the knees. The left hand opens to an open-palm while both hands move outward until each are beside the body, the chest is slightly puffed. Both hands are then returned to their original locations and the left hand wraps around the right like Pal Che Dae. The hands then move together in a round fashion first toward the body then up and away from the face, ending just below eye level about 14 inches away from the face. During this hand movement you are inhaling and exhaling clearly.
  2. Keeping the left hand in place (initially) drop the right hand palm-downward to about waist height as you move your left foot backward 450 to a Soco Rip Jase stance. Once the left foot is in place the hands begin reversing their position, that is the right raises and the left lowers. The right hand ends just below eye level flat enough to hold a glass. This move is done slowly, with deliberance as if lifting the heavens and holding down the Earth. At the same time the feet rotate into a low front stance with the right leg leading. Continue with the next step. Near the very end of the move, the left hand closes to a fist and is brought to the left rib cage.
  3. Drop the left hand to below belt level and open it up. Step forward with the left foot into another Soco Rip Jase. Once the foot is in position, reverse the hands; that is the right hand lowers and the left rises. As the hands pass each other they do not touch or cross but slip past each other palm to palm as if cymbals. The left finishes below eye level very flat and the right arm ends completely straight, slightly to the right with the right hand in a soo do position. As the hands move the feet rotate into a front stance with the left leg leading.
  4. The left hand bends at the wrist back and to the right very loosely. Crossing with the right hand to the left hip, pick up the right leg and set it down to the right into a fighting stance and execute a soo do attack with the right hand. The left fist is brought back to the left rib cage.
  5. Leaving the left fist where it is, bring the wrist of the right open palmed hand down to the right hip. With the right leg step forward (original facing direction) into a horse-riding stance and execute a sideways palm punch to an opponent’s kidney.
  6. With the left leg again step forward into a horse-riding stance and execute another kidney strike with the left open palm (Jang Kwan). The right fist is brought back to the right rib cage.
  7. With the right leg again step forward into a horse-riding stance and execute another kidney strike with the right open palm (Jang Kwan). The left fist is brought back to the left rib cage.
  8. Look left (this should be 900 left of the original Chun Be direction). With the right foot step in front of the left and touch the floor with only the balls of the right foot. At the same time rotate both fisted hand inward crossing in front of the groin and continuing until both hands are above the head, but still crossed. The right hand should be on the “inside”.
  9. Pick up the left leg and step to the left (toward the back of the room as defined by the original Chun Be position) stomping in a horse-riding stance. As the feet move the hands rotate inward and down ending as two separate low blocks over each knee. Before the hands separate they must pass as a unit in front of the groin.
  10. Jump to the left landing in another horse-riding stance. As you leap the hand cross inward in front of the groin and continue until they are positioned separately on each side of the head in a muscle-man formation. The biceps of each arm should be parallel with the floor and the fingers of each fist should be facing the head. Ki-yup.
  11. Look right 900. Step with the left leg 1800 to the right. The entire body keeps its double high side block position in a horse-riding stance; however, you end up facing the opposite direction.
  12. Do this again, a la look left 900. Step with the right leg 1800 to the left. The entire body keeps its double high side block position in a horse-riding stance; however, you end up facing the opposite direction.
  13. Do it again, a la look right 900. Step with the left leg 1800 to the right. The entire body keeps its double high side block position in a horse-riding stance, however, you end up facing the opposite direction.
  14. Rotate the hands in unison inward, downward, and back up again ending in a high cross block. The right fist should be closer to the head. As the hands move upward they “pull” the knees straight. The feet will come a little tiny bit closer together. Immediately the hands rotate inward and downward very slowly until they stop as separate low block beside each knee.
  15. Look left (to the back as defined by the original Chun Be position). Pick up the right leg, turn and set it down into a front stance executing a right hand soo do attack. The left fist is pulled back to the left rib cage.
  16. Look back 1800. Both open hands move to the right hip but do not actually touch it. With lots of snap, both hands move forward (as defined by the original Chun Be position), the left is face high and the right is chest high. Both hands are open with the thumbs extended out. The hands stop crisply as if to jolt an opponent. As the hands are moving the right foot is raised off the floor and is wrapped around the back of the left knee. At the conclusion the hands should be in a vertical line the left over the right.
  17. Look back over the right shoulder 1800. Turn the hands inward until such time as you could (don’t actually do this) touch pinky to pink. The hands should remain close but not touching. Set the right foot down into a low front stance. The hands (entire body really) now move as if pushing a great weight. They will separate a little during this maneuver. The back will tend to lean forward some; that is O.K., just show the power. The thumb of the left hand should point to the ceiling while the thumb of the right hand will point to the floor. Keep the elbows in.
  18. Look back over the right shoulder 1800. Rotate the hands inward and bring them closer to the left hip. Pick up the left foot, rotate 1800 to the right with the toes of the left foot wrapped around the back of the right knee. Once again the hands snap around as if to jolt (push) an opponent. The right hand should be face high and the left – chest high. Thumbs out, elbows in.
  19. Look back over the left shoulder 1800. Turn the hands inward until such time as you could (don’t actually do this) touch pinky to pink. The hands should remain close but not touching. Set the left foot down into a low front stance. The hands (entire body really) now move as if pushing a great weight. They will separate a little during this maneuver. The back will tend to lean forward some; that is O.K., just show the power. The thumb of the right hand should point to the ceiling while the thumb of the left hand will point to the floor. Keep the elbows in.
  20. Look back over the left shoulder 1800. Rotate the hands inward and bring them closer to the left hip. Pick up the right foot, rotate 1800 to the left with the toes of the right foot wrapped around the back of the left knee. Once again the hands snap around as if to jolt (push) an opponent. The left hand should be face high and the right – chest high. Thumbs out, elbows in.
  21. Look back over the right shoulder 1800. Turn the hands inward until such time as you could (don’t actually do this) touch pinky to pink. The hands should remain close but not touching. Set the right foot down into a low front stance. The hands (entire body really) now move as if pushing a great weight. They will separate a little during this maneuver. The back will tend to lean forward some; that is O.K., just show the power. The thumb of the left hand should point to the ceiling while the thumb of the right hand will point to the floor. Keep the elbows in.
  22. Look over the left shoulder 2700. Pick up the left leg, turn left 2700 and step into a fighting stance. As you turn the hands rotate such that the left ends as a low block and the right ends as a high side block. Immediately perform the next move. Look to the right 1800. Pick up the right foot and set it sown into a fighting stance. As the feet move rotate the hand so that the right hand executes a low block and the left performs a high side block.
  23. Look 900 left. With the left foot step forward (as defined by the original Chun Be position) and execute a left hand high block.
  24. Step forward with the right foot and execute a right hand high block.
  25. Immediately turn 1800 back and execute a left hand high block. Ki-yup.
  26. Step forward (actually this is backward as defined by the original Chun Be position) and perform a right hand high block.
  27. Swing around 1800 to the left so that you are facing the original forward direction. As you turn, the knees remain slightly bent, feet slide together, and the arms flare out as if by centrifugal force. The hands end up directly to the sides with the left hand open and the right hand fisted. Both hands now swing together with the left hand wrapping around the right. As a unit the hands rotate first toward the body and they away as they move upward to face height. The hands stop moving when they reach eye level and thrust slightly forward just as they were for the opening Chun Be. As the hands move inhale and exhale deliberately.

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