Instructions for Toi-Gye - ITF Taekwondo Pattern 7

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Instructions for Toi-Gye - ITF Taekwondo Pattern 7

This page teaches you how to perform ITF Taekwondo Pattern Toi-Gye. Written step-by-step instructions and videos for this Taekwondo pattern are located below.

For additional ITF pattern information (i.e. Do-San), visit the main ITF Taekwondo patterns section. If you are looking for WTF Taekwondo forms (i.e. Taegeuk Il-Jang), please go to the main WTF Taekwondo Forms section.

Meaning of ITF Taekwondo Pattern 7 (Toi-Gye)

Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37th latitude. The diagram represents scholar.

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Written Instructions for ITF Taekwondo Pattern 7

In order to perform Toi-Gye accurately, you will need to work on your Taekwondo stances.

There are 37 movements in this ITF pattern.

Students start at C and face towards D (see position diagram below) and in closed ready stance B.

  1. Turn left 90 degrees, move the left foot towards B forming a right L-stance while executing a middle block towards B with the left inner forearm
  2. Low thrust to B with the right upset finger tip while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B
  3. Bring the left foot to the right foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the right back fist, extending the left arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion
  4. Move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A while executing a middle block to A with the right inner forearm
  5. Low thrust to A with the left upset finger tip while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  6. Bring the right foot to the left foot to form a closed stance toward D while executing a side back strike to C with the left back fist, extending the right arm to the side downward. Perform in slow motion
  7. Move the left foot to D forming a left walking stance toward D while executing a pressing block with an X-fist
  8. High vertical punch to D with a twin fist while maintaining a left walking stance toward D. Perform 7 and 8 in a continuous motion
  9. Middle front snap kick to D with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 8
  10. Lower the right foot to D forming a right walking stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist
  11. Middle punch to D with the left fist while maintaining a right walking stance toward D
  12. Bring the left foot to the right foot forming a closed stance toward F while executing a twin side elbow thrust. Perform in slow motion
  13. Move the right foot to F in a stamping motion forming a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the right outer forearm
  14. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm
  15. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm
  16. Move the right foot to E in a stamping motion turning counter clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the right outer forearm
  17. Move the left foot to E in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward C while executing a W-shape block to C with the left outer forearm
  18. Move the left foot to F in a stamping motion turning clockwise to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a W-shape block to D with the left outer forearm
  19. Bring the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to D forming a right L-stance toward D while executing a low pushing block to D with the left double forearm
  20. Extend both hands upward as if to grab the opponent's head while forming a left walking stance toward D, slipping the left foot to D
  21. Upward knee strike with the right knee while pulling both hands downward
  22. Lower the right foot to the left foot and then move the left foot to C forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand
  23. Low side front snap kick to C with the left foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 22
  24. Lower the left foot to C forming a left walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the left flat finger tip
  25. Move the right foot to C forming a left L-stance toward C while executing a middle guarding block to C with a knife-hand
  26. Low side front snap kick to C with the right foot, keeping the position of the hands as they were in 25
  27. Lower the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high thrust to C with the right flat finger tip
  28. Move the right foot to D forming a right L-stance toward C while executing a side back strike to D with the right back fist and a low block to C with the left forearm
  29. Jump towards C forming a right X-stance toward A while executing a pressing block with an X-fist
  30. Move the right foot to C forming a right walking stance toward C while executing a high block to C with the right double forearm
  31. Move the left foot to B forming a right L-stance toward B while executing a low guarding block to B with a knife-hand
  32. Circular block to BD with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward B, slipping the left foot to B
  33. Bring the left foot to the right foot and then move the right foot to A forming a left L-stance toward A, at the same time executing a low guarding block to A with a knife-hand
  34. Circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A, slipping the right foot to A
  35. Circular block to CE with the right inner forearm while forming a left walking stance toward CE
  36. Circular block to AD with the left inner forearm while forming a right walking stance toward A
  37. Move the right foot on line AB to form a sitting stance toward D while executing a middle punch to D with the right fist

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

ITF Taekwondo Pattern 7 (Toi-Gye) Position Diagram

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References

  1. TKDrevision.com, ITF Pattern Written Instructions, http://www.tkdrevision.com/, Added - 11/19/13



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