How to perform Ge-Baek in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Ge-Baek is the twelfth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Po-Eun).

It is one of three 1st degree black belt forms used in ITF-style taekwondo. Ge Baek is named after General Ge Baek a renowned general in the Baekje dynasty (660 C.E.).

There are 44 movements in this ITF pattern.

  • 1. Step the right foot toward C into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing D. X-Knifehand Checking Block to D.
  • 2. Execute a Right Low Twisting Kick to D, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 1.
  • Perform 3 and 4 in a fast motion:
  • 3. Lower the right foot to D into a Right Walking Stance facing D. Right Middle Punch to D.
  • 4. Execute a Left Middle Punch to D, while maintaining a Right Walking Stance facing D.
  • Perform 5 and 6 in a continuous motion:
  • 5. Step the right foot toward C into a Left Walking Stance facing D. Left Rising Block.
  • 6. Execute a Left Low Block to D, while maintaining a Left Walking Stance facing D.
  • 7. Execute a Double Arc-Hand High Block to AD, while looking through the arc-hands and maintaining a Left Walking Stance facing D.
  • 8. Turn the face toward D, pulling the right foot into a right Bending Ready Stance Type A toward D.
  • Perform 9 and 10 in a connecting motion:
  • 9. Lower the left foot to AD to form a Sitting Stance facing AC. Scooping Block to AC with the left palm.
  • 10. Execute a Right Middle Punch to AC, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing AC.
  • 11. Execute a Left Backfist Strike to AC, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing AC.
  • 12. Move the right foot on line AB and then step the left foot toward C into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing C. Middle Knifehand Guarding Block to C.
  • 13. Execute a Low, to-the-side, Left Front Snap Kick to C, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 12.
  • 14. Lower the left foot to C into a Left Low Stance facing C. Left High Horizontal Fingertip Thrust (spearhand) to C.
  • 15. Execute a right High Horizontal Fingertip Thrust (spearhand) to C, while maintaining a Left Low Stance facing C.
  • 16. Execute a Left Middle Side Piercing Kick to C, while, pulling both hands in toward the body.
  • 17. Lower the right foot to C into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing D. Middle Guarding Block to D.
  • 18. Step the right foot toward D turning counterclockwise to form a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing C. Middle Guarding Block to C.
  • 19. Step the left foot toward D turning counterclockwise to form a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing D. Middle Knifehand Guarding Block to D.
  • 20. Move the left foot on line CD to form a Sitting Stance facing A. Right 9-Shaped Block.
  • 21. Step the right foot toward D, turning counter-clockwise to form a Left Walking Stance facing C. Left Knifehand Low Block to C.
  • Perform 22 and 23 in a fast motion:
  • 22. Execute a Middle Turning Kick to BC and then lower the foot to C.
  • 23. Execute a Right Flying Side Kick to C.
  • 24. Land to C to form a Right Walking Stance facing C. High Twin Fist Vertical Punch to C.
  • 25. Execute a Double Arc-Hand High Block to AC, while looking through the arc-hands, maintaining a Right Walking Stance facing C.
  • 26. Execute a Left Uppercut to C, while maintaining a Right Walking Stance facing C.
  • 27. Move the right foot on line CD, forming a Left Walking Stance facing D. Right Elbow Target Strike into the left palm.
  • 28. Jump to D, forming a Right X-Stance (cross stance) facing BD. high block to D.
  • Perform 29 and 30 in a connecting motion:
  • 29. Step the left foot toward BC to form a Sitting Stance facing BD. Scooping Block to BD with the right palm.
  • 30. Execute a Left Middle Punch to BD, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing BD.
  • 31. Execute a Right Backfist Strike to BD, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing BD.
  • 32. Step the left foot toward C, forming a Left Walking Stance facing C. Right High Ridgehand Front Strike to C.
  • 33. Step the left foot toward A about half a shoulder width. Right Middle Turning Kick to C.
  • 34. Lower the right foot to C, and then turn counter-clockwise to form a Left Walking Stance facing D. High Twin Fist Vertical Punch to D.
  • 35. Execute a Right Middle Knuckle-Fist Punch to D, bringing the left side first in front of the right shoulder, while into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing D.
  • 36. Step the right foot toward D to form a Sitting Stance facing B. Left 9-Shaped Block.
  • Perform 37 and 38 in a continuous motion:
  • 37. Execute a Low Ridgehand Guarding Block to C, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing B.
  • 38. Execute a Low Guarding Block to D, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing B.
  • 39. Step the left foot toward D in a stomping motion to form a Sitting Stance facing A. Outer Forearm W-Shaped Block.
  • 40. Step the left foot toward C in a stomping motion to form a Sitting Stance facing B. Outer Forearm W-Shaped Block.
  • 41. Step the right foot toward C into a Right Walking Stance facing C. Right Rising Block.
  • 42. Execute a Left Middle Punch to C, while maintaining a Right Walking Stance facing C.
  • 43. Move the right foot on line CD into a Left Walking Stance facing D. Left Rising Block.
  • 44. Execute a Right Middle Punch to D, while maintaining a Left Walking Stance facing D.
  • End: Bring the foot back to the ready position.

Source: www.blackbeltwiki.com and www.taekwondo.fandom.com

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