Ko-Dang

ko-dang

Pattern Name: Ko-Dang

Veterans 2nd degree to 2.5 degree

Pattern Meaning: Ko-Dang is the pseudonym of the patriot Cho Man Shik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people. The 39 movements signify his times of imprisonment and his birthplace on the 39th parallel.

Number of Moves: 39

Foot that returns to ready position: Left Foot

Ready Posture: Closed Ready Stance C

Step 1. Move the right foot to AC to form a sitting stance toward AD, at the same time executing a middle pushing block to AD with the left palm.

Step 2. Execute a middle punch to AD with the right fist, maintaining a sitting stance toward AD.

Step 3. Move the right foot on line CD, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

Step 4. Execute a low block to AD with the right outer forearm and a middle side block to D with the left inner forearm, maintaining a right L-stance toward D.

Step 5. Move the left foot to BC forming a sitting stance toward BD, at the same time executing a middle pushing block to BD with the right palm.

Step 6. Execute a middle punch to BD with the right fist, maintaining a sitting stance toward BD.

Step 7. Move the left foot on line CD, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with the forearm.

Step 8. Execute a low block to BD with the left outer forearm and a middle side block to D with the right inner forearm, maintaining a left L-stance toward D.

Step 9. Turn the face toward C forming a left bending ready stance B toward D.

Step 10. Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the right foot.

Step 11. Lower the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the left knife hand.

Step 12. Turn the face toward C forming a right bending ready stance B toward D.

Step 13. Execute a middle back piercing kick to C with the left foot.

Step 14. Lower the left foot to C, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a middle block to D with the right knife hand.

Step 15. Move the right foot to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a downward thrust to D with the left straight elbow.

Step 16. Move the left foot to C, forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a downward thrust to D with the right straight elbow.

Step 17. Move the left foot to D to form a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block to D with the right palm.

Step 18. Move the right foot to D to form a right walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block to D with the left palm.

Step 19. Move the right foot to C forming a right L-stance toward D, while executing a downward block to D with the left outer forearm.

Step 20. Move the right foot to D forming a left L-stance toward D, while executing a downward block to D with the right outer forearm.

Step 21. Move the left foot to D, forming a right rear foot stance toward D, at the same time executing an upward block to D with the left palm.

Step 22. Move the right foot to D, forming a left rear foot stance toward D, at the same time executing an upward block to D with the right palm.

Step 23. Middle side front snap kick to D with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22. Perform 24 and 25 in a continuous motion.

Step 24. Lower the left foot to D, forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a high inward strike to D with a twin knife-hand.

Step 25. Execute a rising block with the left knife hand, maintaining a left walking stance toward D.

Step 26. Execute a low guarding block to D with a knife hand, while forming a right L-stance toward D, pulling the left foot.

Step 27. Execute a downward punch to D with the right fist while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot.

Step 28. Move the left foot to the side rear of the right foot and then slide to C, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife hand.

Step 29. Jump and land on the same spot, forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block to D with a knife hand.

Step 30. Jump to D to form a right X-stance toward BD, while executing a high side strike to D with the right back fist.

Step 31. Move the left foot to C, forming a left walking stance toward C, at the same time executing a high side block to C with the left outer forearm.

Step 32. Move the left foot on line CD, forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a high side block to D with the right outer forearm.

Step 33. Move the left foot to D, forming a right L-stance toward D, at the same time executing an upset punch to D with the right fist and bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder.

Step 34. Execute a middle hook kick to A with the right foot.

Step 35. Lower the right foot to A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a high cross cut to A with the right flat finger tip.

Step 36. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then execute a middle hook kick to B with the left foot.

Step 37. Lower the left foot to B, forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a high cross cut to B with the left flat finger tip.

Step 38. Bring the left foot to the right foot, and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a high guarding block to A with a knife hand.

Step 39. Bring the right foot to the left foot, and then move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B, at the same time executing a high guarding block to B with a knife hand.

End: Bring the left foot back to a ready position