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".

37 Movements

1. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a left inner
forearm middle block to B.

2. Execute a low right upset finger tip thrust to B while forming a left walking stance
toward B, slipping the left foot to B.

3. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a
side back strike to C with the right back fist, extending the left arm to the side
downward. Perform in slow motion.

4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a right inner
forearm middle block to A.

5. Execute a low left upset finger tip thrust to A while forming a right walking stance
toward A, slipping the right foot to A.

6. Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a
side back strike to C with the left back fist, extending the right arm to the side
downward. Perform in slow motion.

7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing an Xfist
pressing block.

8. Execute a high twin vertical punch to D while maintaining a left walking stance toward
D. Perform 7 and 8 in a continuous motion.

9. Execute a right foot middle front snap kick to D, keeping the position of the hands as
they were in 8.

10. Lower the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a
right fist middle punch to D.

11. Execute a left fist middle punch to D while maintaining a right walking
stance toward D.

12.Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward F while executing a
twin side elbow thrust. Perform in slow motion.

13. Move the right foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance
toward C while executing a right outer forearm W-shape block to C.

14. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance
toward D while executing a left outer forearm W-shape block to D.

15. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance
toward C while executing a left outer forearm W-shape block to C.

16. Move the right foot to E in a stamping motion turning counter clockwise to
form a sitting stance toward D while executing a right outer forearm Wshape
block to D.

17. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance
toward C while executing a left outer forearm W-shape block to C.

18. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance
toward D while executing a left outer forearm W-shape block to D.

19.Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to D forming a right Lstance
toward D while executing a low left double forearm pushing block to D.

20. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent's head while forming a left
walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D.

21. Execute a right knee upward kick while pulling both hands downward.

22. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a right Lstance
toward C while executing a middle knife-hand guarding block to C.

23. Execute a left foot low side front snap kick to C, keeping the position of the hands as
they were in 22.

24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high
left flat finger tip thrust to C.

25. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle
knife-hand guarding block to C.

26. Execute a right foot low side front snap kick to C, keeping the position of the hands as
they were in 25.

27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a
high right flat finger tip thrust to C.

28. Move the right foot to D forming a right L-stance toward C while
executing a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block
to C with the left outer forearm.

29. Jump to C forming a right X-stance toward A while executing an X-fist pressing block.

30. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a
high right double forearm block to C.

31. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a low knifehand
guarding block to B.

32. Execute a right inner forearm circular block to BD while forming a left walking
stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B.

33.Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left Lstance
toward A, at the same time executing a low knife-hand guarding block to A.

34. Execute a left inner forearm circular block to AD while forming a right walking stance
toward A, slipping the right foot to A.

35. Execute a right inner forearm circular block to CE while forming a left walking stance
toward CE.

36. Execute a left inner forearm circular block to AD while forming a right walking stance
toward A.

37. Move the right foot on line AB to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a right
fist middle punch to D.

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