Learn Tang Soo Do Form 8 (or Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Hyung)
This page teaches you how to do Tang Soo Do Form 8 (Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Hyung). These videos and instructions will help to prepare you for your next Tang Soo Do belt test. To master these forms, you also need to know your Tang Soo Do stances.
For more Tang Soo Do form instructions and videos, visit our main Tang Soo Do Hyung (forms) page.
Step-by-step written instructions for this Tang Soo Do form are on the bottom of the page.
Video of Tang Soo Do Form 8 (or Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Hyung)
Written Instructions for Tang Soo Do Form 8 (or Pyung Ahn Oh Dan Hyung)
Look left. Bring your right fist up to your left shoulder. Fighting Stance. Pickup your left knee and turn 90 degrees to the left bringing the left arm into side block position pulling the right arm back to the right rib cage as if preparing for a punch.
Rotate the left hand 180 degrees straightening the arm. Fighting Stance. Pull the left arm back to the left rib cage as you Short Middle Punch with the right fist.
Look right (original straight-ahead position). Standing. The knuckles of the right fist still point to the left. Slide the right foot over to the left until both are pointing forward and both knees are NOT bent.
Crisply, pull the right fist back to the right rib cage rotating the palm upward. From the last position it will appear as if the arms have switched positions. The left fist follows the right around the front of the body and stops when the left arm is directly in front of the solar plexus.
Look right. Bring your left fist up to your right shoulder. Fighting Stance. Pickup your right knee and turn 90 degrees to the right bringing the right arm into side block position pulling the left arm back to the left rib cage as if preparing for a punch.
Rotate the right hand 180 degrees straightening the arm. Fighting Stance. Pull the right arm back to the right rib cage as you Short Middle Punch with the left fist.
Look left (original straight-ahead position). Standing. The knuckles of the left fist still point to the right. Slide the left foot over to the right until both are pointing forward and both knees are NOT bent.
Crisply, pull the left fist back to the left rib cage rotating the palm upward. From the last position it will appear as if the arms have switched positions. The right fist follows the left around the front of the body and stops when the right arm is directly in front of the solar plexus.
Step forward with the right leg and end in a right hand Two Hand Block. Front Stance.
Pull both fists to the right hip. Step forward with the left foot and perform a two hand low block. Pull both fists back to the right hip. Move both hands up above the head into a two hand, knife hand, high block with the right hand on top. Front Stance.
Rotate the right wrist until the hands are in a prayer position. Bring both hand down to the right hip rotating the hands until the finger of each had are touching the wrist of the other hand, palm to palm. Lift the right leg as the beginning of a front stance step. The hands reach the right hip at the same time that the right leg reaches it’s apogee and the thigh is parallel with the floor.
While the right leg is still in the air the left hand strikes out from the right hip and performs a neck high sudo. Standing on the left leg.
Complete the stepping action ending in a Front Stance. Middle punch with the right fist, pulling the left fist back to the left rib cage. Front Stance. Ki-yup.
Look 180 degrees to the left. On the balls of the feet turn 180 degrees to the left bringing your right arm with you, but rotating the palm upward and bending at the elbow 45 degrees. Standing on the left leg with the right thigh parallel with the floor and toes pointed downward. With the right left perform an outside/inside kick, but leave the right leg in the air bent at the keen for a moment.
Bring the right fist up to the left shoulder and the left fist down to the right hip. Stomp the right foot down into a Horse-riding stance while performing a low block with the right arm. Pull the left fist back to the left rib cage. Horse-riding stance.
Look left 180 degrees. Cross the arms again as before, bringing the right fist up to the left shoulder and the left fist down to the right hip. The left hand performs a Soo do with the back of the hand and is left with the arm fully extended to the left. The right fist is brought down to the right rib cage. No Step.
Turn 90 degrees to the left. Perform an outside/inside kick with the right leg striking the extended left palm. Leave the right leg in the air, thigh parallel with the floor, toes pointing downward for a moment. Standing on the left leg right leg bent and in the air.
Look 90 degrees left. Stomp the right foot down slamming the right elbow into the palm of the left hand. Arms should be just below shoulder height. Horse-riding stance.
Look right 90 degrees. Rotate the right arm upward and end with what looks like a two hand block, but is really a back fist. The left foot steps behind the right foot with only the balls of the left foot touching the ground. Standing on the right left with the balls of the left foot touch the ground behind and to the right of the right foot.
Look 180 degrees left. Raise the left leg until the thigh is parallel with the ground and then set it back down and end in a fighting stance. Raise both right and left arms about two inches but leave them in the two-hand block position. Fighting Stance.
Pull both fists down to the right hip raising the left leg until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Set the left leg down flat where it was before. Ki-yup. Jump, turning 90 degrees to the left, do not move the hands yet, and land flat on the right foot. A moment later the balls of the left foot land behind the right foot for balance. The body rests on the heel of the left foot. Perform a two hand low block directly in front. Right hand on top. Squatting on the right flat foot with the butt sitting on the heel of the left foot.
Look right 90 degrees. Step with the right leg into a fighting stance performing a right hand two-hand block. Front Stance.
Look 180 degrees to the left. Turn 180 degrees to the left raising the left leg until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pull the right fist down to the right rib cage. Step forward into a Front stance performing a Groin Strike with the right palm-up palm . The left open hand fist should be touching the right shoulder. Front Stance.
Close the right hand as if grabbing the groin. Pull the right hand up behind the back of your head (remember you are still looking left) leave the elbow bent 90 degrees and the fisted palm should be facing in the same direction as your chest. The left fist is moved downward to low block above the left leg which is pulled back into a fighting stance at the same time as the right fist is raised. Fighting Stance.
Raise the left leg and then set it back down right next to the right leg so that both feet are pointing in the same direction as the chest. Raise the right fist two inches and turn the palm 90 degrees to the left. (Showing your opponent his, um, er, well, what you are holding). Standing straight, both feet together, knees unbent.
Rise up on the balls of both feet. Turn 180 degrees to the left without lifting either foot off the floor. End with the weight on the flat left foot and the balls of the right foot touching the floor crossed behind the left. As you turn the upstretched right hand is brought down to mirror the left arm and then both are crossed in front of the body below the belly and the raised as if posing as a muscle man. Standing on the left flat foot, with the right crossed behind. The arms are bent 90 degrees as if flexing muscles. The palms of both hands are facing each other.
Look 90 degrees right. Raise the right leg until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Bring the left hand down to the right rib cage. Bring the right forearm down in front of the chest. Step forward into a Front Stance. Move the left hand forward into an upward facing open-palm Groin Strike. Front Stance. The right fist should be touching the left shoulder.
Close the left hand as if grabbing the groin. Pull the left hand up behind the back of your head (remember you are still looking right) leave the elbow bent 90 degrees and the fisted palm should be facing in the same direction as your chest. The right fist is moved downward to low block above the right leg which is pulled back into a fighting stance at the same time as the left fist is raised. Fighting Stance.
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