Number of Movements: 37
Meaning of Toi-Gye:
TOI-GYE is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents ” scholar”.
Starting Position: Closed ready stance B
END: Bring the right foot back to a ready posture
Attacker starts right leg back, forearm guarding block.
Defence starts in parallel ready stance.
5. Attack = Right back kick, left walking stance, high palm strike.
Defence = Right L stance, palm waist block, left L stance, inward outer forearm block.
Counter = Right walking stance, left reverse knifehand, middle inward strike (slipping right foot).
6. Attack = Right high turning kick, left walking stance arc-hand strike.
Defence = Sitting stance twin straight forearm block (moving left foot diagonally), right L stance palm hooking block (grabbing the arm).
Counter = Left side kick (still holding grabbed arm).
7. Attack = Right fixed stance, side fist side strike, left middle reverse turning kick.
Defence = Left L stance, twin forearm block, right L stance knifehand guarding block (sliding away using block as guard only).
Counter = Right high reverse turning kick.
8. Attack = Right middle side kick, right L stance, knifehand high strike (turning clockwise).
Defence = Right L stance, inward inner forearm waist block, right L stance knifehand guarding block (double stepping).
Counter = Left X stance, high backfist side strike.
Use the existing 3 step counter attacks with additions, as listed below.
Both attacker and defender start in parallel ready position, attacker step forward with right leg into walking stance and punches with right hand. On the second occasion, the same attacker steps forward, but with left leg and left hand punching. (Only right hand side is shown below).
1. Move the left leg forward 45 degrees, move the right leg behind the opponents front leg into a left ‘L’ stance, execute a right knifehand strike to the neck, followed by side kick with right foot and step away.
2. In a left ‘L’ stance and execute a right front backfist strike to the face followed by an upward punch (left hand) hooking punch (right hand).
3. Move the left leg into a sitting stance, focus with left hand, execute double punch, followed by turning kick with right leg followed by reverse side kick with the left leg.
4. Move to the right into sitting stance parallel to opponent. Execute a left outer forearm block and a high section punch simultaneously, grab head with both hands and pull down whilst performing a left knee strike.
5. Move to the right, form a sitting stance parallel to opponent, execute left outer knifehand guard and a high inward knifehand strike to the neck, followed by upper elbow strike with left elbow.
6. Move right foot to left foot, pushing off left foot slide back at a 45 degree angle into a right ‘L’ stance with a forearm guarding block. Execute a right side kick landing in left ‘L’ stance, right front back fist strike or knifehand strike to the neck, grab their punching hand with your left hand, pull in and elbow strike to their head with your right arm whilst sliding into vertical stance.
7. Move right foot to left foot pushing off left foot, slide back at a 45 degree angle into a right ‘L’ stance with a knifehand guarding block. Execute a reverse side kick, land in a right walking stance whilst executing a left hand reverse knifehand strike to the philtrum, step out perform turning kick with your left leg, step down reverse turning kick with your right leg. (attacker performs checking block).
Meaning of Red Belt – Red signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away.
What is One Step Sparring? One step sparring is the most realistic form of sparring there is, simply because the defender cannot foresee the attack coming. Therefore, the defender must have very fast reflexes, in order to defend and defeat the opponent. This form of sparring is completely different to free sparring, i.e. take down techniques, arm locks, joint breaking techniques etc. are practised. Both students normally begin in parallel stance, but this may be varied at the instructors’ discretion.
W Shaped Block – San Makgi
Upper Elbow Strike – Wi Palkup Taerigi
Waving Kick – Doro Chagi
Flying Kick – Twimyo Chagi
Front Pushing Kick – Ap Cha Milgi
Flying – Twimyo
Upset Finger Tips – Dwijibun Sonkut
FWD L Stance – Front Kick – Turning Kick – Forearm Guarding Block
BWD L Stance – Low Knife Hand Guarding Block – Slip Front Foot into Walking Stance – Circular Block
FWD L Stance – Side Kick – Spinning Knife Hand Strike
BWD Walking Stance – Twin Upset Punch
FWD L Stance – Knife Hand Guarding Block – Front Leg Front Kick – Walking Stance Flat Fingertip Thrust
BWD Walking Stance – X Fist Pressing Block – Twin Vertical Punch
FWD L Stance – Turning Kick – Reverse Turning Kick
BWD L Stance – Inwards Outer Forearm Block – Front Back Fist Strike
FWD L Stance – Turning Kick, Hooking Kick Combination – Forearm Guarding Block
BWD First 2 Movements of Toi-Gye
Pattern of Your Choice (Excluding Toi-Gye)
Pattern Set by the Grading Examiner
2 Step Sparring ( 5 – 8 )
1 Step Sparring (Basic)
Variations of the grading format are at the examiner’s discretion; this is for guidance only.