Pal Jang

Meaning - Earth (Gon)

The associated trigram of this Poomse is Yin: the end of the beginning, the evil part of all that is good. Even in this darkness, there is still some light. Performing this Taegeuk, one should be aware that this is the last Taegeuk to be learned, it also is the end of a circle, and therefore it is also the first, the second etc...


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1. Step forward into a left foot forward back stance facing north and execute a left reinforced outside hammer fist block. Shift into a left foot forward front stance and execute a right middle punch.
2. Execute a right, left double jump front kick, "KIHAP." Land in a left foot forward front stance and execute a left inside block followed by a right, left double punch to the body.
3. Step forward into a right foot forward front stance and execute a right middle punch.
4. Pivot on the right foot turning 270 to the left and step out with the left foot into a right foot forward front stance facing towards the west, looking towards the east. Execute a left low block and a right high outside block.
5. Shift into a left foot forward front stance facing east without moving the feet and execute a right uppercut punch while blocking with the left fist across the face.
6. Step with the left foot in front of the right towards the west then step with the right foot into left foot forward front stance facing towards the east, looking towards the west. Execute a right low block and a left high outside block.
7. Shift into a right foot forward front stance facing west without moving the feet and execute a left uppercut punch while blocking with the right fist across the face.
8. Pivot on the left foot and turn 270 to the left into a left foot forward back stance facing north. Execute a left single knife hand block.
9. Shift into a left foot forward front stance and execute a right middle punch.
10. Execute a right front kick then bring the right foot back to it's original position and step with the left foot towards the rear into a right foot forward tiger stance. Execute a right middle palm block.
11. Turn 90 to the left into a left foot forward tiger stance and execute a left single knife hand block.
12. Execute a left front kick. Land in a left foot forward front stance and execute a right middle punch.
13. Slide the left foot back into a left foot forward tiger stance and execute a left middle palm block.
14. Turn 180 to the right into a right foot forward tiger stance and execute a right single knife hand block.
15. Execute a right front kick. Land in a right foot forward front stance and execute a left middle punch.
16. Slide the right foot back into a right foot forward tiger stance and execute a right middle palm block.
17. Turn 90 to the right into a right foot forward back stance facing south and execute a right reinforced low block.
18. Execute a left front kick followed by a right jump front kick, "KIHAP." Land in a right foot forward front stance and execute a right inside block followed by a left, right double punch to the body.
19. Turn 270 to the left into a left foot forward back stance facing west and execute a left single knife hand block.
20. Shift into a left foot forward front stance and execute a right elbow strike to the face.
21. Without stepping, execute a right back fist strike to the face followed by a left middle punch.
22. Turn 180 to the right into a right foot forward back stance facing east and execute a right single knife hand block.
23. Shift into a right foot forward front stance and execute a left elbow strike to the face.
24. Without stepping, execute a left back fist strike to the face followed by a right middle punch

Barro - Turn 90 to the left and return to ready stance facing north.