How to perform Po-Eun in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Po-Eun is the eleventh pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Kwang-Gae).

It is one of three 1st degree black belt forms learned in ITF taekwondo. The form has 36 movements. Po Eun is the pseudonym of a fifteenth-century Korean poet and scientist named Chong Mong Chu. Chong is revered as a great patriot, having penned the famous lines “I would not serve a second master, though I might be crucified a hundred times.”

There are 36 movements in this ITF pattern.

  • 1. Step the left foot toward B, forming a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing B. Middle Guarding Block to B.
  • 2. Pull the right foot to the left knee joint to form a Left One-Legged Stance facing D, at the same time lifting both fists, while turning the face toward A.
  • 3. Execute a Left Pressing Kick to A, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 2.
  • 4. Lower the right foot to A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Middle Knifehand Side Strike to A.
  • 5. Execute an angle punch, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • Perform 6 through 12 in a continuous motion:
    • 6. Execute a Left Forefist Pressing Block with a Right Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 7. Execute a Right Forefist Pressing Block with a Left Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 8. Execute a middle Inner Forearm Wedging Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 9. Right Rear Elbow Thrust to C, supporting the right fist with the left palm, keeping the face as it was in 8, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 10. Execute a Right Middle Punch to D, sliding the left palm up to the right elbow joint, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 11. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left forefist with right palm, keeping the face as it was in 10, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 12. Execute a Right Horizontal Punch to A, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 13. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a Right X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Low Front Block to D and bring the left fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) onto the right underside of the forearm.
  • 14. Step the right foot toward A into a Left L-Stance (i.e, right foot forward) facing A, at the same time executing a U-Shaped Grasp to A.
  • 15. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a Closed Stance facing D. Twin Elbow Horizontal Thrust, turning the face toward B. Perform slowly.
  • 16. Step the left foot toward B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Backfist Side Strike to C and bring the extended left arm downward to the side.
  • 17. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a Left X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Left Outer Forearm Low Front Block and bring the right fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) to the left side fist.
  • 18. Step the left foot toward B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Low Ridgehand Guarding Block to B.
  • 19. Execute a forearm Middle Guarding Block to A, pivoting with the left foot into a Left L-Stance (i.e, right foot forward) facing A.
  • 20. Pull the left foot to the right knee joint to form a Right One-Legged Stance facing D, at the same time lifting both fists, while turning the face toward B.
  • 21. Execute a Right Pressing Kick to B keeping the position of the hands as they were in 20.
  • 22. Lower the left foot to B to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Middle Knifehand Side Strike to B.
  • 23. Execute an Right Angle Punch, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • Perform 24 through 30 in a continuous motion:
    • 24. Execute a Right Forefist Pressing Block. Left Inner Forearm Side Front Block, maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 25. Execute a Left Forefist Pressing Block and a Right Inner Forearm Side Front Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 26. Execute a middle Inner Forearm Wedging Block, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 27. Thrust to C with the left back elbow supporting the left forefist with the right palm keeping the face as it was in 26, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 28. Execute a Left Middle Punch to D, sliding the right palm up to the left elbow joint, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 29. Thrust to C with the right back elbow supporting the right forefist with left palm, keeping the face as it was in 28, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
    • 30. Execute a Left Horizontal Punch to B, while maintaining a Sitting Stance facing D.
  • 31. Cross the right foot over the left foot forming a Left X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Left Low Outer Forearm Front Block to D and bring the right fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) on the left underside of the forearm.
  • 32. Step the left foot toward B into a Right L-Stance (i.e, left foot forward) facing B at the same time executing a U-Shaped Grasp to B.
  • 33. Bring the right foot to the left foot forming a Closed Stance facing D. Twin Elbow Horizontal Thrust, turning the face toward A. Perform slowly.
  • 34. Step the right foot toward A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Right Backfist Side Strike to C and bring the extended right arm downward to the side.
  • 35. Cross the left foot over the right foot forming a Right X-Stance (cross stance) facing D. Right Low Outer Forearm Front Block and bring the left fingers (i.e., the pads of the fingers) to the right side fist.
  • 36. Step the right foot toward A to form a Sitting Stance facing D. Low Ridgehand Guarding Block to A.
  • End: Bring the foot back to the ready position.

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

 

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