3-8-1. Basic Pose
The pose of Charyot is for both self-preparation and self-arrangement at the
beginning and the end of training. Have two feet attached each other with yours
hand attached to the side line of upright body. Straighten your waist up and
loot right forth at the master or colleagues and arrange your breath. This is
Jumbi-seogi is reorganization of breath in shift from pose of Charyot to actual
training. Turn two tiptoes inside, open left foot apart by one-foot length to
make a parallel stance, and lift two fists up to the chest and drop down to
downer stomach in accordance with breathing reorganization. Of breathing, you
should inhale deeply and exhale partly with your nose closing another part in
your body. It is the beginning of Closing ki(Pyae-Ki).
Juchum-seogi begins from Jumbi-seogi and drops your downer stomach to the hight
of knees, and then open left foot apart by double distance of shoulder, opening
wide two knees out and closing two tiptoes inside so as to make two balnals(foot
blades) paralleled. At this time you should straighten up your upper body to
have each of head, chest and downer stomach as Haneul, Tang and Saram in its
own proper position. It means, Haneul must be high, Tang low and Saram easy
and comfortable between both. Then the upper body will be just like when you
are standing with ease. This belongs to the pose of Haneul.
Abkubi-seogi is like the following: Drop your downer stomach from Jumbi-seogi
first, and spread one leg back and outside supporting your trunk. At this point,
you should not draw your trunk backward but stay with feel of moving forward
instead. Then, you come to support your trunk with only a leg. This is the pose
Dwitkubi-seogi is like the following: Drop your downer stomach from Jumbi-seogi
first, and turn your waist to a side(right side). In this way, support the whole
weight with only a leg, and push out the other foot(left foot) and put it slightly
on the bottom. Then, your knee(left one) will be bent a little naturally. This
is the pose of Tang.
There are basic kyorugi jasae(pose), yaksok kyorugi jasae, and jayu(free style)
kyorugi jasae in Kyorugi pose.
There are etiquette, courage and knowledge in mental posture. Here, the knowledge
refers to that about Taekwondo.
Etiquette has three requisites; first to consider what others want, second
to be careful to do what you want to do, third to be skilled in manners to express
your respect(or mind). Courage also has three requisites; first to be indignant
at injustice, second to remove fear of your opponent, third to face up to the
1) This corresponds to the step of mind of using technique.
Therefore, from ancient times, virtuous warriors have been praised by word "courageous"
rather than "strong".