How to perform Won-Hyo in ITF Taekwondo (VIDEO)

Won-Hyo is the fourth pattern taught to ITF Taekwondo students (after Do-San).

Low Green belts must learn the form to test for their High Green belt. It is named after the noted monk Won-Hyo who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year 686 C.E.

Won-Hyo (617 – 686) was one of the leading thinkers, writers, and commentators of the Korean Buddhist tradition.

This Poomsae consists of 28 movements.

  1. Turn left 90 degrees, move the left foot towards B into a right L-stance and execute a twin forearm block
  2. High inward strike with a right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder and maintaining a right L-stance toward B
  3. Middle punch towards B with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward B, slipping the left foot towards B
  4. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards A, forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a twin forearm block
  5. High inward strike towards A with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward A
  6. Middle punch to A with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  7. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then turn the face toward D while forming a right bending ready stance A toward D
  8. Middle side piercing kick towards D with the left foot
  9. Lower the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block with a knife-hand
  10. Move the right foot towards D forming a left L-stance toward D while executing a guarding block with a knife-hand
  11. Move the left foot towards D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a middle guarding block with a knife-hand
  12. Move the right foot towards D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle thrust with the right straight fingertip
  13. Move the left foot towards E turning counter-clockwise to form a right L-stance toward E and, at the same time, executing a twin forearm block
  14. A high inward strike towards E with the right knife-hand while bringing the left side fist in front of the right shoulder, maintaining a right L-stance toward E
  15. Middle punch towards E with the left fist while forming a left fixed stance toward E, slipping the left foot to E
  16. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards F, forming a left L-stance toward F while executing a twin forearm block
  17. A high inward strike towards F with the left knife-hand while bringing the right side fist in front of the left shoulder, maintaining a left L-stance toward F
  18. Middle punch towards F with the right fist while forming a right fixed stance toward F, slipping the right foot to F
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a left walking stance while executing a circular block to CF with the right inner forearm
  20. Low front snap kick to C with the right foot – keep hands in the same position as step 19
  21. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance towards C while executing a middle punch to C with the left fist
  22. Circular block to CE with the left inner forearm while maintaining a right walking stance towards C
  23. Low front snap kick towards C with the left foot – keep hands in the same position as step 22
  24. Lower the left foot towards C forming a left walking stance towards C while executing a middle punch with the right fist
  25. Turn face towards C forming a left bending ready stance A towards C
  26. Middle side piercing kick towards C with the right foot
  27. Lower the right foot on line CD and then move the left foot to B, turning counter-clockwise to form a right L-stance while executing a middle guarding block with right forearm
  28. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot towards A forming a left L-stance while executing a middle guarding block with the left forearm

Final step – Bring the right foot back and return to ready position

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

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