Saturday, November 7, 2015

Palchugi Forms - Elements for all Palchugis and Specifics for Ee, Sah, Yuk

All Palchugi Forms – what needs to be there for check off:
1.   Joonbee – three distinct moves and timing on the step out.

2. Stepping out wide enough when you start a leg of your form.

3.  Strong start and strong finish to each leg of the form. Give a tiny pause to emphasize.

4.  When you move from leg to leg of the form your hands switch at the elbows – do not bring your hands in to push them out.

5.  All kicks are chambered and re-chambered at height.

6.  All kicks are at least belt high.

7.  Your base foot is completely backwards when you do a back or side kick.

8.  Your shoulders stay over your base foot on a back or side kick – don’t rotate them around with the kick or you will over-rotate on your base foot and probably lose your balance.

9.  Your back and side kicks are slightly to the outside of your body – no kicking over your crack – you will lose your balance.

10.  All kicks are fully extended.  The hip joint, knee joint and ankle joint form one straight smooth line.

11.  All Round and Butterfly kicks are done to the line, not over it with joints all in line and full extension (no knee bends).

12.  When you finish on the barro, your hands stay at height as they come around – no elephant trunks.

13.  To change from one side to the other (180 turn) drop step behind to make a smooth transition – no “barn door”

14.  Arms stay tight to the body in a fight stance – one hand up near your cheek bone and the other out in front ready to jab. Don’t invite others into your party – make it aggressive and watch for “chicken wings” when your elbows come off your body.

15.  Spotting crisply at the end of each leg prior to moving into the next leg.

16. Good “weight transfer” – your body settles foot and hands at the same time.

17.  Symmetry in the placement of your hands for any chambers and same height for fight stance or reverse stance.

18.  No floppy feet - your foot should always be pointed on round, butterfly and hook kicks, sharp knife edge for back and side kicks and flexed up then down for Ax kicks.

Palchugi EE Jang
1.  Knee comes around to front prior to the first side kick.

2.  Good step behind – long and a little deep.

3.  After the step-behind, re-chamber the kick and THEN come around so you land in a good fight stance.  Otherwise you will not be able to spot nicely and turn fully from that leg.

Palchugi Sah Jang

1.    Your cut is a well defined knife edge.

2.    You switch to the round in the air.

3.    Your Ax kick is slow on the way up and regular speed on the way down with toes flexed appropriately.


Palchugi Yuk Jang

1. The Hook/Round combination is two distinct kicks – rechamber your thigh on the line after the hook kick.

2. Your running round is an aggressive move – quick paced.

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